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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    Well, it's actually my birthday, so if someone asks me when my birthday is, I say

    "The fifth of April ".

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    You can. However, in letters, I still use 9th.

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    By the way where do you write the date in letters before or after your address. Is there a special rule for it? Or maybe now you don't write your address on the right hand corner on the top.

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

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    Before the salutation, and to either the left or right margin. Contemporary practice prefers all text flushed to the left margin.
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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    Do you mean formal or imformal letters?

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    hello evry body
    can you help me ?
    what about 21/07/2009
    what can I say ?
    can I say : twenty first of julay

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    July twenty-first
    The twenty-first of July

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    When it is 4/5 I would read it as the 4th. of May, for I feel that day/month/year makes the most sense.

    Obviously, when it it 21/7/ it has to be the 21st. of July.

    I just wish that the world, or at least Canada's banking system would make up their minds as to how we are to write it.

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    thank you for informations

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    Default Re: How do native speakers say the date 4/5 ?

    I feel that day/month/year makes the most sense
    Unfortunately, we don't all have the same sensibilities. The only solution is to use an alphabetical abbreviation or complete name for the month.

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