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    of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    Which is correct?

    1) The article is published in the issue of ‘Financial Times’) of April, 12 of 2013.
    2) The article is published in the issue of ‘Financial Times’) of April, 12, 2013.
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    Re: of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Which is correct?

    1) The article is published in the issue of the ‘Financial Times’ of April 12 of 2013.

    2) The article is published in the issue of the ‘Financial Times’ of April 12, 2013.
    Note that I have removed the incorrect brackets and the commas after 'April'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 03-Apr-2014 at 08:42.

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    #3

    Re: of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    I am not a teacher.

    Too many "ofs" for my liking. I think I would probably change the word order and say it like this.

    "The article is published in the 12 April, 2013 issue of the Financial Times."

    (I'm not entirely sure about the comma)

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    #4

    Re: of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    Why are you using is not was? What's the context?

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    #5

    Re: of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    The context is as follows: students have to find an English article and 'render' it in class, using special introductory structures (e.g. "The key-note of the article is...", "The author starts by telling the reader...", "Further on the author explains/ points out/ claims ...")
    Should it be 'was' in thgis case?
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    Re: of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    2) The article is published in the issue of ‘Financial Times’) of April, 12, 2013.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Note that I have removed the incorrect brackets and the commas after 'April'.


    And how exactly do we pronounce the date in this case? Do we say 'of' before the year?

    Orally: The article is published in the issue of the ‘Financial Times’ of April the twelfth of? 2013.
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    Re: of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    I'd say

    '...in the issue of the Financial Times of the twelfth of April twenty thirteen.'

    Or, as you subsequently altered it:

    ''...the Financial Times of April the twelfth [slight pause] twenty thirteen.'

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    #8

    Re: of April, 12 of 2013? Or no preposition?

    I would use was published. You can then say the article says/the author explains.... The publication strikes me as something separate from the contents.

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