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    Post On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    Hi,

    1. On July 15, he ......
    2. On 15th July, he ......
    3. On July 15th, he .....
    4. On 15 July, he .....

    Hi,

    Are the all structures correct?
    If yes then which ones are the most used ones?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    If yes then which ones are the most used ones?
    In business correspondence (BrE) I imagine that #4 is the most common form.

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    AE speakers typically put the month first.

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    Thank you.
    Once a British person in one of the forums told me that I can also say:
    "On the fifteenth of July, he ..."

    Is it needed to use article "the"?
    I mean can I also say "On fifteenth of July, he....."

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    We say 'On the fifteenth of July'; we write 'On 15th July'.

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    Can we omit the pronunciation of (the) and (of) while reading? Is it still correct if I don't pronounce them?

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    I'm not saying it's wrong, but you're more likely to hear that when it's the other way round.

    'On July fifteenth I broke my leg.'

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    Hi,
    Once I asked this question of a native English speaker. He corrected me very well but I have a problem in one of them.
    He told me:

    1. On July 15=
    (On July the fifteenth) correct
    (On July fifteenth) correct - AE not BE
    (On the July fifteenth) incorrect

    2. On 15th July=
    (On the fifteenth of July) correct
    (On fifteenth of July) incorrect
    (On fifteenth of the July) incorrect

    3. On July 15th=
    (On July fifteenth) correct - AE not BE
    (On the July fifteenth) incorrect
    (On July the fifteenth) correct

    4. On 15 July=
    (On fifteenth of July) incorrect
    (On the fifteenth of July) correct
    (On fifteenth of the July) incorrect

    But I disagree with him on number 4. He has said that "On fifteenth of July" is incorrect. Don't you think that it can be correct too? Can't it be correct even in the USA? (I mean number 4 "On fifteenth of July)

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    Default Re: On July 15 / On July 15th / On 15th July / On 15 July

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    4. On 15 July=
    (On fifteenth of July) incorrect
    (On the fifteenth of July) correct
    (On fifteenth of the July) incorrect

    But I disagree with him on number 4. He has said that "On fifteenth of July" is incorrect. Don't you think that it can be correct too? Can't it be correct even in the USA? (I mean number 4 "On fifteenth of July)

    "On fifteenth of July" is incorrect, even in the US.
    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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