- Writing the date
|British English: day, month, year||American English: month, day, year|
|the fourth of July 1776||July the Fourth 1776|
|4th July 1776||July 4th 1776|
|4 July 2016||July 4 1776|
In both American and British English, except for May, June and July, the names of months can be shortened like this:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, (May, June, July), Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec.
- Reading the year
|Before the year 1000||763: seven sixty-three
763: seven hundred (and) sixty-three
|Before the year 2000||1997: nineteen ninety-seven|
|From 2000 to 2009
From 2010 onwards
|2008: two thousand (and) eight
2012: twenty twelve
- The United States declared its independence on the 4th of July 1776.
- Today is the 23rd of July 2019.
- August 25th is the day of her wedding.
We use the date to talk about:
- Historical events
- Today’s date
- Future events
External link to Dates exercises (1216).