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    #1

    Birthday

    Hi guys,

    If somebody has birthday then what we have to ask that person. "How old have you become or grown" or "How much age have you crossed"?

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    #2

    Re: Birthday

    Neither of those questions works. I would just ask How old are you now?

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    Re: Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    If somebody has birthday, then what do we ask that person? "How old have you become or grown" No. or "How much age have you crossed"? No.
    To ask someone's age, we usually say: How old are you?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 10-Aug-2014 at 15:12. Reason: Added another previously missing word

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    #4

    Re: Birthday

    Is it OK to ask 'What's your age?'?

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    #5

    Re: Birthday

    It's grammatically correct but it's unnatural (in BrE, at least).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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