The Date In English

By | September 15, 2020

There are 2 ways of writing dates in English, the first is to write the day before the month (British) or write the month before the day (American).

In writing english dates, number writing is in the form of a nested number (st, nd, rd, or th).

British English and American English have many differences both in terms of pronunciation, word choice to date writing. The differences are not very significant, but you need to know that how to write a date can also reflect a person’s modesty.

Format British American
Day-Month-Year Month-Day-Year
A 15th June 2020 June 15th, 2020
B 15-Jun-20 15-Jun-20
C 15/6/2020 6/15/2020
D 15/6/20 6/15/20
E 15/06/20 06/15/20


A format is the most formal way of writing dates, the more it drops down the more informal.

Writing of the month in English can also be abbreviated to 3 letters such as Jan for January, Feb for February, Mar for March, and so on. The important thing to note is that the writing of the month should always start with capital letters.