Writing Dates in British English
How to write a date depends on how formal you wish the document to be and how much space you have. There are two rules that you should always follow:
- Write the date in the correct format for that style.
- Be consistent.
Once the order is clear, when and how should the date be written in full? There are a lot of options with different levels of complexity. The more complicated, the more formal.
- 13 April
- 13 April 2014
- 13th April 2013
- the 13th of April 2014 (the and of go always together)
- the 13th of April,2014, (the and of go always together)
Note: 13th of April or the 13th April (incorrect!)
What happens if you want to add the day? It should be separated by comma or joined by the and of.
- Sunday, 13 April 2014
- Sunday the 13th of April, 2014
Note: Sunday 13 April 2014 or Sunday, the 13th of April, 2014 (incorrect!)