Writing the Date in American English & British English – Free English lessons

Writing the Date in American English & British English – Free English lessons

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There are several different ways to write the date in English. They vary from formal to informal, and there are differences between British and American English. The following table shows some typical formats.

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British: day-month-year American: month-day-year

the Fourteenth of March, 2016 March the Fourteenth, 2016

14th March 2016 March 14th, 2016

14 March 2016 March 14, 2016

14/3/2016 3/14/2016

14/3/16 3/14/16

14/03/16 03/14/16

Saying years in English:
Before the 2000:
1. 1942: Nineteen forty-two
2. 1700: Seventeen hundred
3. 1801: eighteen hundred and one OR eighteen oh one.

After the year 2000:

1. 2000: in the year two thousand
2. 2003: two thousand and three OR twenty oh three
3. 2012: two thousand and twelve OR twenty twelve

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