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martinasvabova
Czech Republic

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Hello! Ive got a question. Can I say He has his birthday on... instead of its his birthday on... ? Thank you for your answer.

18 Jan 2012      



mariec
Spain

Id say "Its his birthday on ..."or "His birthday is on ..."
Ive never heard "He has his birthday ..."
 

18 Jan 2012     



yanogator
United States

We sometimes say "He has a birthday on ...", especially if it is a special date or is coming soon. "He has his birthday on Independence Day". Of course, you can also say, "His birthday is on Independence Day".
 
Bruce

18 Jan 2012     



martinasvabova
Czech Republic

I should explain why I asked. In our textbook there is a sentence: My mum, dad and my brother all have their birthdays in October. As I always used the verb to be here, I wonder, when I may use the verb to have. Thanks for your help.

18 Jan 2012