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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fun With Numbers / Writing Dates

This dated holiday offers a good opportunity to talk about writing dates. Notice in the title, the addition of “th” to the number. That’s because the day number precedes the month. If you want the number to follow, omit the “th” — as in July 4, 2012. While we pronounce this as July “fourth”, it isn’t written that way.

Now, if you belong to the military or are European, you’ll reverse the process. Make that 5 July 2012. Note: the military even repeat the words that way — five July twenty-twelve. HooAh!

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