Years and dates

Years:

How to say in which year something happened? 

It happend in the year of...

...1700 seventeen hundred

...1607 sixteen oh seven

...1874 eigtheen seventy-three

...2000 twothousand

...2013 two thousand and thirteen

 

Dates

There are differences in how to express the dates in Britain and the USA.

USA:

Usually, in the USA the month is written before the day.

December 6

If only numbers are used then the order is month, date, year:

e.g. June 12, 2013 06/12/13

You can use ordinal or cardinal numbers to say the date:

February 19 "February nineteenth"

08/22/13  "August tweenty-second"

 

Britain:

Usually, dates in Britain are written with a cardinal number followed by the month:

20 July

If only numbers are used then the order is day/month/year

10/04/2008 4 October 2008

Dates are expressed with ordinal numbers:

05/10/2002 "the fifth of october, two thousand and two"

 

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