dates

  • Writing
  • A common way to write the day’s date is like this:

      30 March 1983 27 July 1984

    There are other possibilities:

      30th March, 1983 March 30(th) 1983 March 30(th), 1983 30.3.83 British and American people write ‘all-figure’ dates differently: British people put the day first, Americans put the month first.
      6.4.77 = 6 April in Britain, June 4 in the USA.

    For the position of dates in letters,.

  • Speaking
  • 30 March 1983 = (British) ‘March the thirtieth, nineteen eighty-three’ OR ‘The thirtieth of March, nineteen eighty-thr.ee’
    (American) ‘March thirtieth, nineteen eighty-three’