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    If a writer writes something on 1st of July

    Hi,

    If a writer writes something on 1st of July, he can mention the date like:

    Written by: XXX
    On: 01/06/2016

    But if it takes him a few days, months to write, then how should he mention the date? Suppose he starts writing on 1st of July and finishes on 25th of July.

    Written by: XXX
    On:

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    Re: If a writer writes something on 1st of July

    You could say:

    Written between 1/7/16 and 25/7/16
    Started on 1/7/16; Completed on 25/7/16

    However, normally the only date given is the date of completion and we don't bother with "Written by" or "On".
    For example, the end of a report would simply look like this.


    In light of the above, we will endeavour to complete the contract within the timescales agreed.

    Tom Smith
    Managing Director
    25th July 2014
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If a writer writes something on 1st of July

    07th July 2016 OR 7th July 2016?

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    Re: If a writer writes something on 1st of July

    7th July 2016. Only use "07" if you're writing the entire date in numbers. Even then it's not necessary, especially if you shorten the year.

    7/7/16
    07/07/2016
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If a writer writes something on 1st of July

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    7th July 2016. Only use "07" if you're writing the entire date in numbers. Even then it's not necessary, especially if you shorten the year.

    7/7/16
    07/07/2016
    Or, on this side of the pond, 7/7/16.



    [This is a feeble joke. We Americans write our dates in month/day/year format. For some reason I thought it would be funny to reverse 7/7 into the American format, which is (of course) 7/7.​]
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: If a writer writes something on 1st of July

    It's not so funny if 7/6/16 is written in an international forum. Educated people should know better by now.

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