Telling the Date in English
In American English
If you want to be formal, you write the month and the day, and then you add the year in numerical format.
For example: May the twentieth, 1981
A less formal way of writing the date is writing only the month and then adding the day and the year in numerical format.
The least formal way of writing the date is using all numerical formats.
you can use a dot (.) or a hyphen (-) instead of a slash (/).
For example: 05.20.1981 or 05-20-1981
See Read write dates in US format Exercise
In British English
The only difference between American and British English in writing the date is actually the order of the month and the day. In American English month comes first, however; in British English day comes first.
|American English||British English|
|May the twentieth, 1981|
May the twenty-second, 1986
|the twentieth of May, 1981|
the twenty-second of May, 1986
Note: In both American and British English months are written with an initial capital.
For example: May, June, July
See Read write dates in UK format ExerciseAlso See:
How to Say the Date Exercise in US or UK Format
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