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How would you say the next date?

10-4-2010

the fourth of October, 2010

October fourth, 2010

Fourth of October, 2010

October Four, 2010

I know the first and second answers are right.

But can the third one be an answer, too? Some people say that when they fill out a form they use that way.

Also is the fourth one also used?It's grammatically incorrect, isn't it?

Please answer my questions.

Thanks.
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Hi,

How would you say the next date?

10-4-2010

the fourth of October, 2010

October fourth, 2010

Fourth of October, 2010

October Four, 2010

I know the first and second answers are right. Yes

But can the third one be an answer, too? Some people say that when they fill out a form they use that way. Yes, although it's a bit long to write on a form.

Also is the fourth one also used?It's grammatically incorrect, isn't it? It's casually said, occasionally.

My main concern with

10-4-2010

is that I'm never sure if it means the fourth of October or the tenth of April.

That's why I avoid writing the date in that format.

Clive
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Thanks for your reply. but I wonder if the fourth one is on the test, would you say it's a correct answer?
Hi,

No, I wouldn't.

If I wanted to be really precise, I'd choose

October fourth, 2010

because that is the order that the date is written in, in your example.

Clive
That will depend on which English you use.

In the North American varieties of English (American English & Canadian English), dates are written and pronounced as month, day and year. The words the and of are normally omitted.

In the UK, they are day, month and year. The words the and of are normally included.
Anonymous10-4-2010
In North American English, this would be October fourth, 2010.

In the UK, this would be written as 4-10-2010 and pronounced as the fourth of October, 2010.
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