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    #1

    When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    How to answers these questions correctly?
    1. When is your birthday?
    It's on June eighth.
    It's June eighth.
    2. What is your date of birth?
    It's on June eighth.
    It's June eighth.
    Are both the answers for each question correct?

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    #2

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    They are all OK, but "June eighth" would be fine for both.

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    #3

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    Not A Teacher

    To me 2. requires the addition of the year of your birth

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    #4

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    That is often information a person does not want to share.

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    #5

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That is often information a person does not want to share.
    Fine, but if you are asked by a person with the right to know the information, than an answer without the year is not enough.

    The spoken answers to your questions in BrE, tranlan, would be:

    When is your birthday?
    The eighth of June / June the eighth.


    What is your date of birth?
    The eighth of June, nineteen eighty-four / June the eighth, nineteen eighty-four.

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    #6

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    Those are possible, but without further context, not required.

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    #7

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    I think the date of birth is not complete without the year.
    Anyway, people do not ask about one's date of birth unless it is for official purposes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    Thank you all.
    So the preposition "on" used in the answer to these questions is optional? (It's on June eighth.)

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    #9

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    I think the answer to that will depend on whether you want, or have, to use AmE or BrE.

    AmE: It's (on) June eighth. (Mike, or another AmE speaker, can correct me if that's wrong).

    BrE: It's on June the eighth. (British English is quite strict about using this set form. As Piscean stated that could also be used as "It's on the eighth of June.").
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 19-Sep-2015 at 18:20. Reason: Typo correction.

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    #10

    Re: When is your birthday?/ What is your date of birth?

    Is it OK to say "My birthday is on June the eighth/on the eighth of June"?

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