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    Date

    What the correct way of writing a date? 2nd Feburay, 2007 or Feburary 2nd, 2007?


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    Re: Date

    i would say
    February 2nd 2007
    2/2/07


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    Re: Date

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    What the correct way of writing a date? 2nd Feburay, 2007 or Feburary 2nd, 2007?

    There is no specific right way - all these are acceptable

    2 February 2007
    February 2 2007
    2nd February 2007
    February 2nd 2007
    2nd February, 2007
    February 2nd, 2007
    2.02.2007
    2/02/07
    2 Feb 2007

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    Re: Date

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    There is no specific right way - all these are acceptable

    2 February 2007
    February 2 2007
    2nd February 2007
    February 2nd 2007
    2nd February, 2007
    February 2nd, 2007
    2.02.2007
    2/02/07
    2 Feb 2007
    I agree, in writing. In speech though, people favour the ordinal - I'm meeting him on the second.

    (I noticed this while I was teaching yesterday.)

    b

    PS

    2/2 is a bad example, because it's right either way, but in the number-only versions BE puts the day first and AmE puts the month first. If London had been attacked on 9/11 it would have been the 9th of November.

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