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    Issued on the 15 of March 2011

    My test was to write an e-mail and attach a resume. I have written:

    I am writing to you in connection with your advertisement in the situations vacant column in the Moscow News issued on the 15 of March 2011.

    My teacher struck out "on the". As if the correct phrase is issued 15 of March 2011.

    But in the internet I can find a lot of examples like:
    Russia's new foreign policy doctrine issued on 10 July 2000 clearly distinguishes between...

    So, the only problem seems to be the article. I acknowledge that I failed to find any examples with the article. But grammatically it seems to be Ok.

    Could you speculate on this subject?

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    #2

    Re: Issued on the 15 of March 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Grablevskij View Post
    My test was to write an e-mail and attach a resume. I have written:

    I am writing to you in connection with your advertisement in the situations vacant column in the Moscow News issued on the 15 of March 2011.

    My teacher struck out "on the". As if the correct phrase is issued 15 of March 2011.

    But in the internet I can find a lot of examples like:
    Russia's new foreign policy doctrine issued on 10 July 2000 clearly distinguishes between...

    So, the only problem seems to be the article. I acknowledge that I failed to find any examples with the article. But grammatically it seems to be Ok.

    Could you speculate on this subject?
    "...issued on the 15th of March 2011" is correct.

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    Re: Issued on the 15 of March 2011

    '. . .issued on 15th March 2011' is also correct, and a more concise way of writing the date.

    Enter Writing dates in the Search box at the top of the page for links to many discussions on this topic.

    Rover

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    Re: Issued on the 15 of March 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Grablevskij View Post

    I am writing to you in connection with your advertisement in the situations vacant column in the Moscow News issued on the 15 of March 2011.
    Is "situations vacant" British and still used? It sounds very quaint for North America.

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    Re: Issued on the 15 of March 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Is "situations vacant" British and still used? It sounds very quaint for North America.
    Seems to be British.

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    Re: Issued on the 15 of March 2011

    Situations vacant is a very dated expression these days in BE.

    A local newspaper will have a section headed Job Vacancies and a national paper Employment Opportunities.

    Rover

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