Today’s date

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Today's date

Today’s date in numbers and slashes

  • Sometimes the date is written in numerical form (month/date/year).
  • The date can also be written in this order (date/month/year).

    Calendar for current month with present weekday and today’s date

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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

    • Sunday – Sun.
    • Monday – Mon.
    • Tuesday – Teu. or Tues.
    • Wednesday – Wed.
    • Thursday – Thu.
    • Friday – Fri.
    • Saturday – Sat.

    Abbrevations for Months

    • January – Jan.
    • February – Feb.
    • March – Mar.
    • April – Apr.
    • May – May
    • June – Jun.
    • July – Jul.
    • August – Aug.
    • September – Sep.
    • October – Oct.
    • November – Nov.
    • December – Dec.

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