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Is it natural to use the verb in the following sentence?

The party is on July the 1st, but I would like to shift it to July the 2nd.

If it is perfectly natural than is the preposition to fine after shift or for would be better?

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The part of the sentence you are asking about seems fine and is perfectly idiomatic.

When we speak about something moving, this is often accompanied by a direction or the new location (eg "I am moving to Florida"). In your example, the subject is the party, and the party is moving (or shifting) to a new date.

The only thing about your sentence that I may consider changing would be:

The party is currently scheduled for July the 1st, but I would like to shift it to July the 2nd.

OR

The party was on July the 1st, but I would like to shift it to July the 2nd.

This is because, if the party is changing to a new date, it seems incorrect to say that it is on the old date. My first example would be what I would say if the change was tentative and subject to approval; the second would be what I would say if the original date was not possible in any case.

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