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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 2:24:41 AM
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I was taking to my son about his birthday.
I will book a day off for your birthday
I will book a day off on your birthday.
Which is the correct preposition in the given context and why ?
BobShilling
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:39:09 AM
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I will book a day off for your birthday. That gives the reason for taking the day off.
I will book a day off on your birthday. That gives the day/date.

The first is better. The second could be taken to mean that you will, on his son's birthday, book an unspecified day off.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:45:32 AM
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