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    #1

    the

    I will be out of the office until the 21st of July.


    or I will be out of the office until 21st of July.


    guys, what is the difference?

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    #2

    Re: the

    As an American, I would say either
    ... until July 21st
    ... until the 21st of July

    It's possible that in other areas, they say
    ... until 21st July.


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    #3

    Re: the

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    I will be out of the office until the 21st of July.


    or I will be out of the office until 21st of July.


    guys, what is the difference?
    No difference in meaning. Using "the" adds a slight formality.

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