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    the way(s) the date is written

    I'd like to know how you are used to writing the date in English. How many authorized ways are there ?

    The one I use in my classrooom is Thursday, September 15th . What's yours ?

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    Re: the way(s) the date is written

    Quote Originally Posted by CHOMAT View Post
    I'd like to know how you are used to writing the date in English. How many authorized ways are there ?

    The one I use in my classrooom is Thursday, September 15th . What's yours ?

    Thank you
    Authorized by whom???? If you write out the month, it is probably the safest. If using numbers only, it can be confusing as per examples.

    The Canadian Federal Government writes year/month/day
    The Ontario Provincial Government writes day/month/year

    Visa does it one way on their invoices, MasterCard does it the opposite way.

    Even within a regular banking institution with which we deal, in some cases it is written one way, in another document it is written the opposite.

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    Re: the way(s) the date is written

    Can I let the ordinal mark or should I drop it ?

    Tuesday, November 14 th
    Tuesday, November 14 ?

    thank you

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    #4

    Re: the way(s) the date is written

    Tuesday 14th November. This is the accepted written form in BrE.


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    Re: the way(s) the date is written

    In the United States, the date can be written a few different ways:

    • January 25, 2009 (most common)
    • 25 January 2009 (usually a business letter or essay will have the date written like this)
    • 1-25-09 or 1/25/09 (also common)
    The most common ways are numbers one and three. Most people don't include the day of the week, either. Businesses sometimes include the day of the week, however.

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    Re: the way(s) the date is written

    Quote Originally Posted by AP_English View Post
    • 1-25-09 or 1/25/09 (also common)
    This is becoming mercifully less common among globally-thinking people on the internet, since the British system uses 25/1/09 for 25th January. It can be very confusing if the day is less than 13th, eg. 2/3/2009.
    The suggested method is to include the month in letters: 2 Mar 2009, or 3 Feb 2009, which are unambiguous.
    Whether you use 2 or 2nd; Mar, March, commas or dashes etc. is not that important, as long as one can tell which day, month and year are meant.
    Even worse is 02/03/09.

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    Re: the way(s) the date is written

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Tuesday 14th November. This is the accepted written form in BrE.
    what about the comma after the day ?

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