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    Full Dates, City-States/Countries as Adjectives

    The December 12, 2012 issue of 'Newsweek' had a great article on financial preservation.
    (Instead of: The December 12, 2012, issue of 'Newsweek' had a great article on financial preservation. Can the comma after '2012' be omitted?)

    The London, England rock band will debut next week.
    (Instead of: The London, England, rock band will debut next week. Can the comma after 'England' be omitted?)

    The Sacramento, California man was arrested on a charge of conspiracy.
    (Instead of: The Sacramento, California, man was arrested on a charge of conspiracy. Can the comma after 'California' be omitted?)

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Full Dates, City-States/Countries as Adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by frogboxer View Post
    The December 12, 2012 issue of 'Newsweek' had a great article on financial preservation.
    (Instead of: The December 12, 2012, issue of 'Newsweek' had a great article on financial preservation. Can the comma after '2012' be omitted?)

    The London, England rock band will debut next week.
    (Instead of: The London, England, rock band will debut next week. Can the comma after 'England' be omitted?)

    The Sacramento, California man was arrested on a charge of conspiracy.
    (Instead of: The Sacramento, California, man was arrested on a charge of conspiracy. Can the comma after 'California' be omitted?)

    Thanks again.
    Where did you find these examples?

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    Re: Full Dates, City-States/Countries as Adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Where did you find these examples?
    I concocted them off the cuff. Do you agree that those commas can be left out? This, of course, would be a stylistic preference.

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    Re: Full Dates, City-States/Countries as Adjectives

    Can the comma after '2012' be omitted?
    Doesn't this suggest that you have accessed a rule rather than simply making something up?

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    Re: Full Dates, City-States/Countries as Adjectives

    Forget I asked.

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