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    When writing a formal letter, which is correct; to add letters after the date (e.g 1st, 2nd) or to just put numbers (e.g 1, 2)?

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    Default Re: Dates on formal letters

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    When writing a formal letter, which is correct; to add letters after the date (e.g 1st, 2nd) or to just put numbers (e.g 1, 2)?
    3rd January 2008 is a normal British style.
    January 3rd is more the American style.

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    Default Re: Dates on formal letters

    You can do either, but it is increasingly accepted in business to lose the abbreviation and just use the numerals.

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