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Hello everbody,

I have got a question in respect with "writing a date" in the correct written English language:

When I write "on the 24th of december 2009" in a test. Is this form
grammatically right or wrong?
When it is right where can I get good evidences to show my teacher that I am right then.

In my opinion it is possible using "on the 24th of december 2009" in the written english
language. Am I right with this gramatical form of writing a date in e.g. a letter, novel or an articel?
Thank you very much in advance

Here is a link where you can find this form of writing a date in an articel:
http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101020909/aanderson.html

If you tip in google "on the 11th of september", then you will find thousands of links.
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Hi,

I have got a question in respect with "writing a date" in the correct written English language:

When I write "on the 24th of december 2009" in a test. Is this form

grammatically right or wrong? Some people, including me, would argue that you need to put commas before and after '2009'.

Even apart from that, I would still mark this wrong in a test, because 'December' requires a capital letter. Many English learners seem to think that capitals are unimportant. That's not true.

When it is right where can I get good evidences to show my teacher that I am right then.

Have a look on this site.

http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Colloquial-(Informal)-Writing

Search for the word 'date'.

In my opinion it is possible using "on the 24th of december 2009" in the written english

language. Am I right with this gramatical form of writing a date in e.g. a letter, novel or an articel?

Thank you very much in advance

Here is a link where you can find this form of writing a date in an articel:

http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101020909/aanderson.html

If you tip in google "on the 11th of september", then you will find thousands of links. Yes. But again, incorrect without a capital.

Clive
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Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
The right answer would be "On December 24th, 2009"

The form you used is a little off.
jossxThe form you used is a little off.
But the form can be correct, right?

I am sorry for my fault. It is true that we use at the beginning of the word "December" the Capital "D".
I wrote December with a capital. But that is not the point.
My teacher told me I cannot use the grammatical form for writing a date: "on the 24th of December"
Is just the structure of writing a date correct. Can I write it like that? "on the 24th of December"

Thank you very much in advance
Hi,

Yes. 'I was born on the 24th of December' is fine.

You can also write 'I was born on the twenty-fourth of December'.

Best wishes, Clive
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Thank you very much for your quick reply.

Can I add the year to this sentence? is this still correct then?

"I was born on the 24th of December 2009." Can I use this form in the written English language, too?

Thank you in advance
Hi,

Yes, you can.

Many people, including me, would put a comma before the year.

Clive
Do you know where I can get evidences?
because I think my teacher won't believe me when I tell her that I asked in a English forum.
Everbody can say that it is right, you know.

Where can I get grammatical and serious evidences from the internet so that I can tell her I am right?
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Hi,

Is this site of any help to you?

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/date/written

In a book called 'Practical English Usage' by Michael Swan, he discusses how to write dates. Can you find a copy of this somewhere?

Clive
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