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    My question is:
    Which one is correct, June the 8th, 2011 or June 8th, 2011 and also how to use it?

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    In BrE, we say "The eighth of June" or "June the eighth". We generally write ,"8 June" or 8th June".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    My question is:
    Which one is correct, June the 8th, 2011 or June 8th, 2011 and also how to use it?

    Thank you.
    Gabe.
    We usually write "June 8th, 2011" or "8th June, 2011" but when we read it aloud (or even when we read it in our heads) what we hear is "June the eighth 2011" or "The eighth of June 2011".

    I'm not sure what you mean by "how to use it".

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    When is it correct to write "the 8th" because, I have seen that on letters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    When is it correct to write "the 8th" because, I have seen that on letters?
    It is not 'incorrect', but it is not common, and I think that it looks a little strange.

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    What about on the case that I am only writing "June the 8th" without the year?
    If I write "the demonstration is going to be held on June the 8th" Is it still strange?
    Last edited by Gabe; 10-Aug-2011 at 21:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabe View Post
    What about on the case that I am only writing "June the 8th" without the year?
    If I write "the demonstration is going to be held on June the 8th" Is it still strange?
    Yes.

    emsr2d2 and I have already told you the normal way, and I have told you that 'June the 8th' looks strange in the written form.

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    "June 8th, 2011" or "8th June, 2011"
    both senior members are 100% right. Your style is just like complicated.

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    And in the US, it's June 8, 2011. No "th" and the date after the month.

    Even so, when reading this out loud, you might say:
    June eighth
    June the eighth
    June eight.

    I'm mostly likely to say the first.
    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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    Thanks

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