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    Default Created on 09.01.2012

    Hello.

    Can I refer to a file created tonight as 'Created by somebody on 09.01.2012 at 21:46' ?

    Thanks, Alex.

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    Default Re: Created on 09.01.2012

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hello.

    Can I refer to a file created tonight as 'Created by somebody on 09.01.2012 at 21:46' ?

    Thanks, Alex.
    Unless you are going to identify the author, just "Created on 09.01.12..." is better.
    "Created by AlexAD on ..." would be fine.

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    Default Re: Created on 09.01.2012

    Thanks.
    Here is another question, can I put the by part at the end or I had better use this like I wrote?

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    Default Re: Created on 09.01.2012

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Thanks.
    Here is another question, can I put the by part at the end or I had better use this like I wrote?
    That would be OK too.

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    Default Re: Created on 09.01.2012

    Just be aware that some people will think you mean September 1 and others will think you mean January 9. While Sept 1, 2012, is in the future NOW, so therefore not yet possible for a creation date of an exising file, by Sept 2 there could be confusion.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Created on 09.01.2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Just be aware that some people will think you mean September 1 and others will think you mean January 9. While Sept 1, 2012, is in the future NOW, so therefore not yet possible for a creation date of an exising file, by Sept 2 there could be confusion.
    That's really confusing for me, I just can't get my head around writing dates in that order.

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    Default Re: Created on 09.01.2012

    I guess because we say Sept 1, 2010, we write 09/01/10, so 09.01.12 would mean September 1 for me.

    When I see 120901 I assume it's year/month/date so that when you list them in order, you have sequential dates.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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