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    #1

    Order of time, date

    How should the correct order of these three components be written, if I'd like to state them all in a single line?

    2012-01-31, Monday, 8.00 a.m.

    or

    Monday, 2012-01-31, 8.00 a.m.

    or some other alternative?

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    #2

    Re: Order of time, date

    8am, Monday 31 January, 2012.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: Order of time, date

    I think there are a few ways you could do this.
    The meeting will be at 8 am on Monday, May 31, 2012. (American style: May 31, not 31 May)
    Or
    The meeting will be on Monday, May 31, 2012, at 8 am.

    Is it really necessary to specify 2012?

    Monday, 31 May, at 8 am
    Monday, May 31, at 8 am
    8 am on Monday, May 31
    8 am on Monday, 31 May
    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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