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  1. Ksenia
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    Question Date

    Hello!
    I'd like to ask: When I read some articles through the Inet I find some interesting about dates.
    So, yesterday I saw such a sentence:
    *Elizabeth II became Queen on February, 6.

    How should I read it?
    ... February (the) sixth. Or ... February, six.
    And is it a formal way to write like this?
    Thanks!

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    Hi Ksyu-k

    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would be happy with:

    "Elizabeth II became Queen on February, 6", as written.

    I would, however, read it as:
    "Elizabeth the second" and "February the sixth."

    Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hi Ksyu-k

    As a NES, but not a teacher, I would be happy with:

    "Elizabeth II became Queen on February, 6", as written.

    I would, however, read it as:
    "Elizabeth the second" and "February the sixth."

    Hope this helps
    R21
    There should be no comma before the "6."

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    #4

    Re: Date

    HI Ksyu-k

    In researching a reply to SoothingDave's comment I came across the following interesting article in Wikipedia, which includes references to all the curiously named "Big/Little endian" date forms etc:

    Calendar date - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If written in BrE, I understand it would actually be written as 6 February, whereas in AME it would be written, as SoothingDave says, as February 6.

    Enjoy!
    R21

  4. Ksenia
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    Re: Date

    Thanks sooo much!!!

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