Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Unregistered Guest

    Dates on formal letters

    When writing a formal letter, which is correct; to add letters after the date (e.g 1st, 2nd) or to just put numbers (e.g 1, 2)?

  2. #2
    apex2000's Avatar
    apex2000 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Wales
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    785

    Re: Dates on formal letters

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    When writing a formal letter, which is correct; to add letters after the date (e.g 1st, 2nd) or to just put numbers (e.g 1, 2)?
    3rd January 2008 is a normal British style.
    January 3rd is more the American style.

  3. #3
    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    19,397

    Re: Dates on formal letters

    You can do either, but it is increasingly accepted in business to lose the abbreviation and just use the numerals.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •