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    #1

    No commas?

    Are these okay as is without commas?

    •On January 4 Mike resigned.
    •On Thursday Mike resigned.
    •In January 2008 Mike resigned.
    •In 2008 Mike resigned.
    •At 8:15 p.m. Mike resigned.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: No commas?

    Quote Originally Posted by swansong View Post
    Are these okay as is without commas?

    •On January 4, Mike resigned.
    •On Thursday, Mike resigned.
    •In January 2008, Mike resigned.
    •In 2008, Mike resigned.
    •At 8:15 p.m., Mike resigned.
    Yes, but it is (in my opinion) preferable to use commas.


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    #3

    Re: No commas?

    I would use a comma in every one of those. If you change the word order, no commas are necessary.

    On January 4th, Mike resigned.
    Mike resigned on January 4th.

    On Thursday, Mike resigned.
    Mike resigned on Thursday.

    In January 2008, Mike resigned.
    Mike resigned in January 2008.

    In 2008, Mike resigned.
    Mike resigned in 2008.

    At 8.15pm, Mike resigned.
    Mike resigned at 8.15pm.

    Mike resigns a lot! I guess he hasn't found his perfect job yet.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: No commas?

    How many times can you resign from the same job?


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    #5

    Re: No commas?

    This Mike never quits!

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    #6

    Re: No commas?

    Quote Originally Posted by swansong View Post
    Are these okay as is without commas?
    Yes, but many would use commas. The longer the time phrase, the more likely people are to use commas- few put a comma after something like yesterday nowadays, but it used to be standard.

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    #7

    Re: No commas?

    In my opinion, these commas should be there.

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    #8

    Re: No commas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    How many times can you resign from the same job?


    Probably once, on Thursday, January 4th 2008, 8:15pm. However January 4th 2008 was Friday.

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