Today’s date in numbers

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The correct way of writing today’s date?

There are two ways to write a date:

  1. using entirely numbers and
  2. using a combination of words and numbers.

Then there are also two standards for writing today’s date:

  • the American English standard
  • the British English standard

Writing the date including weekday

The weekday always comes first and is separated from the rest by a comma:

  • Weekday, Month Date (date in digits), 2019 (American)
  • Weekday, Date (date in digits) Month 2019 (British)
    ( Please note there is no comma between the date and the year. )

Different standards can cause confusion

If you write the date with only digits it can easily lead to misunderstanding.
For example the date 10/03/2020 can be either:

  1. October 3, 2020 (American interpretation)
  2. March 10 2020 (British interpretation)

This is a reason why it can be better to write the name of the month.

Abbrevations for day of the Week

  1. Sunday – Sun.
  2. Monday – Mon.
  3. Tuesday – Tue. or Tues.
  4. Wednesday – Wed.
  5. Thursday – Thu.
  6. Friday – Fri.
  7. Saturday – Sat.

Abbrevations for Months

  1. January – Jan.
  2. February – Feb.
  3. March – Mar.
  4. April – Apr.
  5. May – May
  6. June – Jun.
  7. July – Jul.
  8. August – Aug.
  9. September – Sep.
  10. October – Oct.
  11. November – Nov.
  12. December – Dec.

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Today’s date in numbers and slashes

When writing the date by numbers only, you can separate them by using
a hyphen (-), a slash (/), or a dot (.)

You can write the date with or without leading zeros. For example:

  • 10/03/2020 or 10/3/2020