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  1. Anonymous
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    why is there no comma in the year?

    Why do we not use a comma when writing the date? For instance, when we write the date 2/24/2004, we use no comma in the 2004. Any other time we write 2,004 we do ues a comma. WHY?

  2. Android
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    Re: why is there no comma in the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecca
    Why do we not use a comma when writing the date? For instance, when we write the date 2/24/2004, we use no comma in the 2004. Any other time we write 2,004 we do ues a comma. WHY?
    I never write commas, only in decimals :)

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    Re: why is there no comma in the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebecca
    Why do we not use a comma when writing the date? For instance, when we write the date 2/24/2004, we use no comma in the 2004. Any other time we write 2,004 we do ues a comma. WHY?
    It is just the way it is done. It is probably because we usually say ninteen sixty-nine instead of one thousand nine hundred sixty-nine.

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    Re: why is there no comma in the year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Android
    I never write commas, only in decimals :)
    We use commas to separate thousands and a point for decimals.

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