Writing ‘Dates’ in English.

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1. The year 1984 is said as:

A. Nineteen eighty-four

B. Nineteen and eighty-four

 
 

2. 18 April 2015 is:

 

 
 

3. The year 2000 is said as:

 
 

4. January 7th, 2014 is:

 
 

5. 2012 is said as:

 
 

6. A date can be written as 11.02.2013 :

 

 
 

7. March the nineteenth, 2011 is:

 

 
 

8. 03/07/1999 is a correct way of writing a date:

 

 
 

9. The sixth of April, 2009 is:

 

 
 

10. The year 2013 is said as:

 

 
 

Question 1 of 10


There are several different ways to write the date in English. They vary from formal to informal, and there are differences between British English and American English. The following table shows some typical formats.

format British: day-month-year American: month-day-year
A the Fourteenth of March, 2016 March the Fourteenth, 2016
B 14th March 2016 March 14th, 2016
C 14 March 2016 March 14, 2016
D 14/3/2016 3/14/2016
E 14/3/16 3/14/16
F 14/03/16 03/14/16

Saying years in English:

Before the 2000:

  1. 1942: Nineteen forty-two
  2. 1700: Seventeen hundred
  3. 1801: eighteen hundred and one OR eighteen oh one.

After the year 2000:

  1. 2000: in the year two thousand
  2. 2003: two thousand and three OR twenty oh three
  3. 2012: two thousand and twelve OR twenty twelve

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