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Not really a grammar question I'm afraid, anyway, can anyone help me with the following:
when to write:
April 2 2005
April 2nd 2005
the second of April 2005
2 April 2005
or any other equivalent? I'm looking for the correct form in British English.
Thanks! Chrissy
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I'm not British, Chrissy, but this will move your question up to the top of the menu again.

As an isolated date (as at the top of a letter) I would use only 2 April 2005 (April 2, 2005 is beginning to look quaint). In text (i.e. in an essay, etc.) I would use the same, or any of the others-- with appropriate commas, of course:

April 2nd, 2005
The 2nd/second of April, 2005
April the 2nd, 2005
The second of April in 2005
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One thing you must be VERY careful about is the distinction between the UK and the USA abbreviated method. The second of April is:

2/4/05 in UK English but
4/2/05 in US English!
For dates less than 13 this can cause immense confusion.
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Dear mister Micawber, I'm a bit surprised there were no other reactions but I guess that means it doesn't really matter what form I use. Thanks anyway! Chrissy
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