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    It was on the tenth day of July, 18

    What does the author mean by saying: "It was on the tenth day of July, 18 , a day which the people of this part of the world will never forget...."?

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    Re: It was on the tenth day of July, 18

    Not a teacher

    Maybe 10/7/1918

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    Re: It was on the tenth day of July, 18

    "18--", if this is a novel, means that the author doesn't want to set the exact year of the events.

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    Re: It was on the tenth day of July, 18

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "18--", if this is a novel, means that the author doesn't want to set the exact year of the events.
    Yes this is a novel by Poe.
    Raymott, you never stop surprising me!!!

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    Re: It was on the tenth day of July, 18

    So, it is 10/7/18--.

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    Re: It was on the tenth day of July, 18

    Quote Originally Posted by MS3330 View Post
    So, it is 10/7/18--.
    Well, in America, it would be 7/10/18--. I generally recommend against that type of nomenclature, because it's not internationally valid. 10th July, 18--, 10 Jul 18--, July 10, 18-- are all unambiguous.

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