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My birthday is (on) 19 May.

Is 'on' optional?

Thanks.
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tamguatlayIs 'on' optional?
Yes.
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Would it be correct if we said 'My birthday is on, for example, 19 May 1995'?

The thing I'm confused about is: Would saying 'birthday' with 'on 19 May 1995 be correct'? Or Do we have to say 'I was born on 19 May 1995' or 'My date of birth is 19 May 1995'?

Thank you.
Laborious Would saying 'birthday' with 'on 19 May 1995 be correct'?
No
Laborious Do we have to say 'I was born on 19 May 1995' or 'My date of birth is 19 May 1995'?
Yes
i agree with laborious
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galaxy1998 I agree with Lsborious.
Laborious asked a couple of questions.

Do you mean that you have the same problems as Laborious?
Dear fivejedjon, thank you for your replies.

would you please look at the following sentences as well?

- My birthday falls on/comes on 19 May (every year).
- My birthday is on 19 May (every year).

[Can we say 'falls on' or 'comes on' when referring to one's birthday?
Is saying 'every year' necessary here? Would using it or not using it make any difference to the meaning of 'My birthday falls/My birth day is on 19 May'?]

Thank you again.
Laborious- My birthday falls on/comes on 19 May (every year).
The most common use of "falls on" is when your birthday is the same day as a holiday, especially when that holiday is not on a fixed date.
Birthdays are a fixed date, so using "every year" is redundant.

eg. My birthday falls on the first day of Ramadan this year. (Ramadan dates change every year.)
My grandmother's birthday, November 25, sometimes fell on Thanksgiving Day. (Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday in November, so its date changes from year to year.)
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Laboriouswould you please look at the following sentences as well?- My birthday falls on/comes on 19 May (every year). - My birthday is on 19 May (every year).
I wouldn't say "My birthday falls on 19 May", but you could say for example: My birthday falls on a Thursday this year.

If you were talking about a moveable feast, such as Easter, then it would be possible to say: "Easter Sunday falls on April 20 next year." because it has no fixed date. To me at least, "fall on" indicates some sort of coincidence, for instance 'Easter Sunday' coincides with 'April 20' next year.

As regards "My birthday comes on 19 May" -- it's correct grammar, but it's not the most natural way of expressing the idea.
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