Write Dates in English – On this occasion we will learn about writing dates in English, of course with two formats, namely American and British formats. So actually the way to write this date is different from the Indonesian format. We only know 1 way of writing the date, namely by writing the first date, month and year.
However, in English there are two ways, namely following the English format (writing the day before the month) and the American format (writing the month before the day). Not only that, you have to pay attention, you also have to write numbers using nested numbers (st, nd, rd, or th).
Here we look at how to write dates using English.
Writing the Date in English
The date is written according to the formality and politeness and according to the individual’s timeframe. The following are some styles of writing dates in English either in British format or in American format.
|No||British Format: Day-Month-Year||American Format: Month-Day-Year|
|1||the Fourteenth of March, 2019||March the Fourteenth, 2019|
|2||14th March 2019||14th March 2019|
|3||14 March 2019||March 14, 2019|
Notes: The format in number 1 is very formal writing. Meanwhile in number 2 and 3 is a more polite writing. While the writing of the date in numbers 4-5 is less formal, and the format in number 6 is a somewhat official date format such as writing on an invoice, or other official document.
For more details on the format of writing dates in English, here we explain further.
Writing the date in the format as in column no.1 is formal writing which is usually used in writing official letters, official letters, on wedding invitations and so on. Here’s an example
September the Thirteen, 2017
the Thirteen of September, 2017
Format No 2-3
Meanwhile, the writing of the date in the format as in numbers 2 and 3 is a less formal form but is commonly used in various circumstances and still shows respect and courtesy. Here we see an example
September 13th, 2017/September 13, 2017
13th September 2017/13 September 2017
Format No 4-5
An example of writing a date in English with a format like in numbers 4-5 is less formal. It is commonly used and in letters sent to friends, parents, or for writing personal letters. Here’s an example of writing ..!
5/12/2017 / 7/12/2017
3/3/2014 / 13/2/17
Format No 6
This is a way of writing the date in English with official or unofficial format. It is common to see this format on invoices or on official documents. The example is:
British : Day-Month-Year
System for Writing Days and Months in English
In writing the day in English, it should not be written directly as usual but must use multilevel numbers. So, if you want to write the first date, you shouldn’t write “one”, but you must use “first” or numeral.
Also read: Function and Position of Indonesian Language
To write a numeral for each date there must be “st”, “nd”, “rd”, and “th” at the end of the number. For easy understanding, see and pay attention to the table below.
|Day of the month|
That is the system and how to write the date in English correctly and correctly, which is always using a numeral sentence which ends up always St, nd, rd, da th.