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    bear a son?

    Is it correct to say "She bore a son last week", or "She will bear a son next week"?
    Thank you a lot.

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    Re: bear a son?

    Not a teacher

    I've only met this expression (the 2nd) when reading the bible.
    "She gave birth to a son last week." Is more natural and less archaic to say in my opinion.

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    Re: bear a son?

    Or just 'have'. Even if a woman already has a son, if she is pregnant and in her third trimester someone might say 'She's going to hospital to have a son'. 'Have' works ambiguously like that.

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