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    Second April as their birthday

    "They both have second april as their birthday". Please check

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Either "April second" or "the second of April" is how you would say it. Note that "April" is a proper noun and needs to be capitalized.

    It would normally be written as "April 2" or "2 April" (depending on culture).

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Dates are usually written with numbers e.g. 2nd April (British English) or April 2nd (Am Eng) but, at least in British English, read as "the second of April". That's to say, the "the" and "of" are omitted in written English. Hope this helps

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Sara Jimenez View Post
    Dates are usually written with numbers e.g. 2nd April (British English)
    Most of us drop the 'nd' these days.

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Americans usually say "April second" and sometimes "April the second."

    We say it other ways, as well.

    Note also that the British write 2/4/16 but Americans write 4/2/16.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    AmE style: April 20 2016, or in careless writing, April 202016.

    Much better in BrE: 20 April 2016, even in careless writing it's clearer, 20 April2016.

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMatthews View Post
    AmE style: April 20 2016, or in careless writing, April 202016.

    Much better in BrE: 20 April 2016, even in careless writing, 20 April2016.
    AmE uses a comma. April 20, 2016.

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMatthews View Post
    . . . Much better in BrE. . . .
    It goes without saying!
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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    It goes without saying!
    Well, we can get it right sometimes.

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    Re: Second April as their birthday

    Okay, they both have April the second as their birthday.

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