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    confused

    im at work and there is currently a question going round on whot to set out the date in a sentace.
    should it be; the 20th September 2007
    or 20th September 2007


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    Re: confused

    There are many different ways to cite dates:

    The 20th day of September, 2007 [only used in legal documents]
    20th September 2007
    20th. Sept. 2007
    20 Sept 2007
    20 Sep 2007
    20/09/2007

    September 20th, 2007
    Sept. 20th, 2007
    Sept 20, 2007
    09/20/2007


    In business use, 20th September 2007 OR September 20th, 2007 would both be acceptable.

    The short form is often to be found: 20/09/2007 OR 09/20/2007

    An article [the/a/an] is not required.


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    Re: confused

    my anoying team member, who wont email you himself. says thanks for the reply, but he would like to say WHY?


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    Re: confused

    Because.

    There cannot be an answer to why - it's just the way in which most businesses write the date in formal letter.

    If he wants to write it another way, that's his decision.

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