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I was always told to write dates as follows: March 13, 2012 or Tuesday, March 13 (NOT March 13th).  I read in Grammarly that March 13th is also correct.

 

Please advise.

 

Thank you.

 

Joan

asked Mar 13 '12 at 23:28 Joan Ford New member

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It truly depends on your audience and purpose.  If you're writing for a formal setting, then the "proper" method of not using the "th" is probably not a good idea.  However, if it's an informal setting (like in a narrative, for instance), then using the "th" is really up to the author's discretion.

 

There's always a difference between the "rules" of grammar and what we speak.  Keep in mind, grammar is meant to describe what we do with our language, not tell us how to use our language.  However, formal situations dictate that we follow rules, as prescribed by curmudgeons...

link comment answered Mar 14 '12 at 15:08 Erik Czerwin Contributor

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