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    Noorain Guest

    Default Need Help with US English

    Hello,

    Could you please tell me if the sentence below is acceptable in US written form:

    " We shipped the order on 04/31/2007 and the same was successfully delivered on 05/02/2007."

    I am not too sure about the usage of "the same" in the sentence.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need Help with US English

    Sounds right. The pronoun it works just as well, if not better.

    Ex: ...and it was successfully delivered...

    ______________
    Please note,

    The international standard date notation is

    YYYY-MM-DD

    where YYYY is the year in the usual Gregorian calendar, MM is the month of the year between 01 (January) and 12 (December), and DD is the day of the month between 01 and 31.

    For example, the fourth day of February in the year 1995 is written in the standard notation as

    1995-02-04

    Other commonly used notations are e.g. 2/4/95, 4/2/95, 95/2/4, 4.2.1995, 04-FEB-1995, 4-February-1995, and many more. Especially the first two examples are dangerous, because as both are used quite often in the U.S. and in Great Britain and both can not be distinguished, it is unclear whether 2/4/95 means 1995-04-02 or 1995-02-04. The date notation 2/4/5 has at least six reasonable interpretations (assuming that only the twentieth and twenty-first century are reasonable candidates in our life time). Source

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