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    #1

    give a birth to / give birth to

    I know we normally say 'give birth to'.

    Is it possible to say 'give a birth to' then?

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    Re: give a birth to / give birth to

    Hi,

    I don't know whether it's possible or not, but I have certainly never heard it.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: give a birth to / give birth to

    Stick to what you know we normally say, wotcha.

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    #4

    Re: give a birth to / give birth to

    COCA has 999 examples of give birth. The only example with the article was for someone who refused to give a birth date when asked. As that's not an example of what you're looking for, you can safely say that sticking to the form everyone uses is a good plan.

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