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    #1

    Happy Birthday

    1. I wish you 'Happy Birthday'.

    2. I wish you 'Happy birthday'.

    Have I to capitalise 'Birthday'?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Happy Birthday

    Hello,

    I usually write 'Happy Birthday' in a card to someone but 'Happy birthday' or 'happy birthday' in normal writing (as in: '"Happy birthday," I said.' Or 'She had a very happy birthday').

    Hope this helps.

    Paul
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    Re: Happy Birthday

    I wish you a Happy Birthday = the anniversary (similar to a holiday - you don't write Christmas with a small 'c')

    I wish you a happy birthday = stress on the day, have a happy day celebrating your birthday

    I don't think Happy birthday would work at all

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    Re: Happy Birthday

    Thanks for your replies.

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