on March 25 or not

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"The show debuted March 25 on satellite TV."

The above is from an English newspaper.

Should I add an "on" before March 25? The show debuted on March 25 on satellite TV.

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It's fine either way.

It occurred to me that the pronunciation of "debuted" is far from obvious. It's like dayb you'd.
 

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I would leave it out since it starts to sound redundant with the second 'on', which is necessary.

It's not wrong to include it, however, it just sounds repetitive.

(cross-posted with Goes)
 

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In BrE it's normal to omit on when writing, but we would normally include it when reading aloud, regardless of whether it has been written.
 

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In BrE it's normal to omit on when writing, but we would normally include it when reading aloud, regardless of whether it has been written.

Furthermore, in BrE we would pronounce March 25 as "March the twenty-fifth". I believe AmE users might say it differently.
 

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Furthermore, in BrE we would pronounce March 25 as "March the twenty-fifth". I believe AmE users might say it differently.

We may say March twenty-fifth, March the twenty-fifth, or the twenty-fifth of March.​ If it's written "March 25" or "March 25th", we're not likely to use the last version.
 

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We may say March twenty-fifth, March the twenty-fifth, or the twenty-fifth of March.​ If it's written "March 25" or "March 25th", we're not likely to use the last version.

I think I've heard "March twenty-five". Would you say that's also natural?
 

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I think I've heard "March twenty-five". Would you say that's also natural?

I wouldn't say it but I'm somewhat old fashioned in my speech habits. I think some people do.

Twenty-five March​ may be heard sometimes, too.
 

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I think I've heard "March twenty-five". Would you say that's also natural?
I've heard people say it too, but despite being a native speaker of American English, I think it sounds strange. It may be a regionalism.
 
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