comma after a spelled-out date


Which is correct:


The meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2013, at the northside office.


The meeting is scheduled for April 14, 2013 at the northside office.



I have always believed a date required a comma, but can't find a definitive answer.  Thank you!

comma punctuation dates asked Apr 05 '13 at 15:40 AngiB New member

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I learned to use the comma after the date. The rules are changing, however, and some will say it's now optional, others, that it is not used, and still others will insist on the old rules.


The Grammarly Handbook,, doesn't show the date in the middle of a sentence.


It seems as if you can now do it however you want. If your paper is to be graded, then you will want to follow the usage of the person doing the grading.

link comment answered Apr 05 '13 at 15:54 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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