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    #1

    What date was John born?

    Tom: What date was John born?
    Helen: He was born on December 23rd, 1988.

    Does the above dialogue sound natural to native speakers?
    Last edited by sitifan; 31-Aug-2016 at 11:21.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: What date was John born?

    The normal question is "when was John born?" I highly doubt "what date was John born" sounds natural to native speakers.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: What date was John born?

    You could also say: What is John's date of birth?
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    #4

    Re: What date was John born?

    Also "birth date."

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    #5

    Re: What date was John born?

    Or "When is John's birthday?" However, that probably wouldn't elicit his year of birth, only the date.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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