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  1. Unregistered
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    day / date

    which one is correct

    what's the date today
    what's the day today

    what day is today
    what date is today


    i can be there on 11/1. i am free on that date/day


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    Re: day / date

    They are all correct (except you need to add in "is" - What day is it today?), since they are asking different questions. In one form the question relates to the day of the week; in the other it relates to the date in the month.

    You sentence will look better as: "I can be there on the 1st November. I am free on that date."

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    Re: day / date

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    which one is correct

    what's the date today
    what's the day today

    what day is today
    what date is today


    i can be there on 11/1. i am free on that date/day
    Most common:

    What is today's date? -- November 30th
    What day is today? -- Thursday

    I can be there on 11/1. I am free on that date/day[/quote]

    Either. 11/1 is a date but it is also a specific day of the week (in a given year).

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    Re: day / date

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Most common:

    What is today's date? -- November 30th
    What day is today? -- Thursday



    Either. 11/1 is a date but it is also a specific day of the week (in a given year).
    I can be there on the 11th of January...

    To my mind 11/1 could be that but equally it could be the 1st of November (9/11 springs to mind)

    There are some things that should be left alone.

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