Proper placement of the year and location?


When giving a location in a specific year, should the year be placed before or after the location?

For example; if the year was 1850 and the location was France would you write:


1850, France


France, 1850


Any help would be great, thanks!

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This looks like you are trying to caption a picture. I would put the most important piece of information first. If you are presenting a timeline of something, then the picture was from 1850, and happened to be in France. If you are presenting pictures from places in Europe during the mid-1800s, then this one was in France, and it happened to be in 1850. It is up to you. There is no grammar rule for this.

link comment edited May 22 '14 at 18:15 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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