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    #1

    year 0

    The question seems irrelevant, but do we have Year 0 or not?
    I mean:

    Year 1 AD
    Year 0
    Year 1 BC

    Is it correct for me to put BC/AD at the end?
    Thanks.

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    Re: year 0

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    The question seems irrelevant, but do we have Year 0 or not?
    I mean:

    Year 1 AD
    Year 0
    Year 1 BC

    Is it correct for me to put BC/AD at the end?
    Thanks.
    There was no year 0. The years go from 1 BC to 1 AD. Putting AC or BC at the end like that is correct.

    In the other examples, it depends on context. Where are you writing "Year 1 BC"?

    An example from Wikipedia:

    Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman general and statesman. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.
    You might want to learn about Common Era, too - it is more acceptable around the world because it does not refer to Jesus.

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    Re: year 0

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    The question seems irrelevant, but do we have Year 0 or not?
    I mean:

    Year 1 AD
    Year 0 = year 1 BC
    Year 1 BC

    Is it correct for me to put BC/AD at the end?
    Thanks.
    Year 0 is year 1 BC in the Gregorian calendar and in the Julian calendar.

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    Re: year 0

    Year 0 is year 1 BC in the Gregorian calendar and in the Julian calendar.
    Just to be clear: "year 0" is not used. The year after 1 BC is 1 AD. The year before 1 AD is 1 BC. There is no year with the name "year 0".

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    #5

    Re: year 0

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post

    Is it correct for me to put BC/AD at the end?
    I was taught at school to put BC (before Christ) after the year, AD (Anno Domini = in the year of our Lord) before the year. This practice appears to be dying; many now put AD after the year.

    Some people, sensitive to the feelings of non-Christians, now use BCE (Before the common era) and ACE (after the common era). See Munch's link on this. Others are unhappy with this for at least two reasons:

    1. It's illogical to say after the common era when we are still in it.
    2. It's insulting to non-Christians to suggest that the 'common era' began with the birth of Christ.

    You have to make up your own mind on this.

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    Re: year 0

    Others are unhappy with this for at least two reasons:
    The third reason is that BCE and ACE could just as easily stand for before/after the Christian era.

    Rover

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    Re: year 0

    How about ATYTGMPCTSWB?

    After That Year That Guy Many People Consider The Savior Was Born?

    1066 ATYTGMPCTSWB... huh. It's harder to write than 1066 AD.
    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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    Re: year 0

    I have seen BCE and CE before. ACE makes no sense.

    I also agree that it is traditional to write 454 BC, but AD 1919.

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    Re: year 0

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    How about ATYTGMPCTSWB?

    After That Year That Guy Many People Consider The Savior Was Born?

    1066 ATYTGMPCTSWB... huh. It's harder to write than 1066 AD.
    1066, the end/beginning of British civilization.

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    Re: year 0

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    1066, the end/beginning of British civilization.
    Cool. This is 944 PNC. Post Norman Conquest.
    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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