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    date day

    I get confused with Date and Day. How should the question be asked?

    I know it is usually
    What is the date today?
    What day is it today?

    Is this also possible?

    What is the day today
    What date is it today?

    And,
    When date and day are said fast orally in questions. How can speakers tell the difference?Which is speaker asking?


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    Re: date day

    Usually because the words are stressed, and the stock questions are:

    "What's the date today?"

    "What day is it?" (When said in isolation, it is taken as referring to 'today', otherwise it would be something like, "What day is the party?"

    The questions
    What is the date today?
    What day is it today?

    sound like you are assessing for dementia!

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