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Rule "Collocation: in/on birthday"

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Description: Collocation: in/on birthday
Message: The usual preposition for "birthdays" is "on".
Category: Collocations (ID: COLLOCATIONS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • My favorite thing is bag, I love my bag very much because it is a gift from my girl friend in my birthday, it is a red bag, I have kept it for 2 years and forever.
    Correction suggestion: on my birthday
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • In its birthday special "Seven Ages of Murdoch", the site tells Murdoch's life story in seven animated cartoons.
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