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    #1

    at my birthday / at my birthday party

    I saw Jennifer at my birthday party.

    Hi,
    Is the above sentence OK if I omit "party" from the end?

    I mean => I saw Jennifer at my birthday.

    Does it work?

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    #2

    Re: at my birthday / at my birthday party

    If the listener was already aware that you had a party or similar event for your birthday, you could omit the word "party".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: at my birthday / at my birthday party

    Thank you.
    And can we use "in" instead of "at" with "birthday"?

    I mean "I saw Jennifer in my birthday."

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    #4

    Re: at my birthday / at my birthday party

    No.

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    Re: at my birthday / at my birthday party

    In Longman Dictionary I found an example in which "on" is used instead of "at":

    On my birthday in November we again lobbied the guards to have the radio for the day.

    What's the reason? Why not "at"? When should we use "on" and when "at" with "birthday"?

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    Re: at my birthday / at my birthday party

    I would never say 'at my birthday' – only 'on my birthday'. It's a day like any other, though others may disagree.

    'Let's meet on Tuesday/on 5th December/on Christmas Day/on my birthday.'

    'I'll see you at my birthday party' is just fine.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Nov-2016 at 12:37.

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    Re: at my birthday / at my birthday party

    I saw Jennifer at my birthday.
    I saw Jennifer on my birthday.

    Am I right?

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    Re: at my birthday / at my birthday party

    The first is not impossible, as ems told you in post #2, but the second is what we'd expect.

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