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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    I wrote this message on (or in?) April 10

    Which one is the (most) correct form?
    1. in April, the 10th
    2. in April 10th
    3. on April 10
    4. on the 10th of April
    5. any other?
    I usually use the first one, but I think also the fourth one is correct. Am I wrong?
    I know this is basic grammar (we all know that the rule is IN+MONTH and ON+DAY), but I happen to read (very often lately) even on important and renowned newspapers/internet sites (example) sentences like: on + day (cardinal number) + month.


    Giorgio

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    • Join Date: Sep 2003
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    Re: I wrote this message on (or in?) April 10

    Welcome, dreamcaster.

    The rules are as follows:

    in + month <no date>
    Ex: In April, I will attend classes.
    Ex: In April, specifically the 24th day, I will attend classes. (Notice the commas)

    on + month <date>
    Ex: On April 24th, I will attend classes.
    Ex: On the 24th of April, I will attend classes.

    Does that help?

    All the best.


    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    Re: I wrote this message on (or in?) April 10

    The below link may be of use:

    Learning English | BBC World Service

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