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    Birthday

    Dear Teachers,

    1. A: When’s your birthday?
    B: it’s on March third.
    - Can I say “ I was born on March third” or “ third March”?

    2. A: What time were you born?
    B: At twelve o’clock midnight / At twelve thirty in the morning.
    - Are these natural?

    Thanks a million.

    Namsteven

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    Re: Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    Dear Teachers,
    1. A: When’s your birthday?
    B: it’s on March third.
    - Can I say “ I was born on March third” or “ third March”?
    2. A: What time were you born?
    B: At twelve o’clock midnight / At twelve thirty in the morning.
    - Are these natural?
    Thanks a million.
    Namsteven
    1 I think you can say either or both of these in AmE; wait for a native speaker from over there. In BE we say either 'the third of March' or 'March the third.

    2 They're both OK, but I think most native speakers would drop the o'clock (which is implied by midnight) - or drop the midnight (if the listener already knew it happened some time between tea-time and breakfast)

    b

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    Re: Birthday

    Quote Originally Posted by namsteven View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    1. A: When’s your birthday?
    B: it’s on March third.
    - Can I say “ I was born on March third” or “ third March”?

    2. A: What time were you born?
    B: At twelve o’clock midnight / At twelve thirty in the morning.
    - Are these natural?

    Thanks a million.

    Namsteven
    In AE, we say "on March 3rd" or "on the third of March".

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