Questions tagged [dates]

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Meaning of “by the year” and “year - year” format in business

If I would say now I will finish my work by the year 2020. Does it mean I have to finish the work before the year 2020? Last day 31.12.2019 Or it includes even days in 2020? So last day is 31.12....
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The use of the definite article before decades [duplicate]

Why do we use "the" before decades? Internet technology developed in the 1960s. The 1970s marked the beginning of a modern society. Also, is it mandatory to use "the" before such ...
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Can I say “in the Morning, last Sunday”

When I say like this: I met him last Sunday morning. Can I say alternatively: I met him on last Sunday morning or on the morning of last Sunday or in the morning, last Sunday?
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I am going to have a talk with you on may 7 or on 7, may?

I am confused with the order of data, which one I should use?
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Not older or not later date?

I want to write "The date you are trying to write is not ... than the existing one." when user wants to write and replace date in some document. Should I use "newer" or "later"? Example: Somebody ...
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How do we say 56789 year and other dates? [closed]

I read we could say years differently: 1475 - fourteen hundred and seventy five 1475 - fourteen seventy five Will it be a mistake if I say: 1475 - fourteen hundred seventy five Then it ...
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On this day vs This day

Is there any difference between: On this Thursday my sister will come to visit us... This Thursday my sister will come to visit us... I feel like #2 is "more" correct, but I'm not sure.
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After one lesson?

How to say that i will learn something not at the next lesson but at the next lesson after the next lesson. For example, every Saturday I have a lesson, tomorrow is 16 February, how to say that i'll ...
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How to specify that “all dates” are included in a mentioned period of time?

When I'd like to specify dates to do some task, how can I express that the last date should be included in the provided period? For example: From 5th to 7th March Meaning March 5th, March 6th and ...
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Adjective to describe that a date is now in the past

I'm trying to formulate to a website user that he can't modify a date anymore because this date is now in the past. So for I'm at "You can't modify a campaign start date after it's exceeded" (...
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How do you read/pronounce date colloquially in the USA?

4th Feb 2018 is pronounced like that in my language: four two two thousand eighteen I know that in America it's pronounced like Feb forth two thousand eighteen but this is considered very very formal ...
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How to say date relative to an event in the past from present perspective?

I know that tomorrow is the day after that or the next day and last night is the night before and so on. However, I am not sure about some other dates such as next Monday, this week and specifically 4 ...
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Is it “on” or “in” for events

I am sorry for being dumb, but English is not my first language! Which one is correct to say "on" or "in" in the following sentence I came to the US as a landed immigrant on July 23rd 2013 or I came ...
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Dates: 09/04/2018 Vs. 9/4/2018

Which of the following way of writing date is more common or recommended for using in British English in official and formal documents, and why? 09/04/2018 Vs. 9/4/2018 Or they are both the ...
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“Day of month, morning” vs “Morning, day of month”

You know the date format in American English is different from British English. So I wonder if there is a pattern when referring to parts of the day and days within a month. Which sounds more natural? ...
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Writing dates in texts

I'm learning to communicate in English for a while, but I still have just a basic idea of how its vocabulary and grammar work. When writing I've ended up facing a doubt in the following sentence: (.....
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By X year - What does it mean?

"We will have it by 2018 year" - does it mean before 2018 year or somewhere in this year?
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How do I start a sentence with a date?

I want to say: August 22, 2012, the day my life changed forever and the day I met you. My only problem is that I don't know how to start a sentence with a date. If someone could help me with this ...
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Day vs 24h day?

In Russian (my native language) there are two words - "день" and "сутки". First means day, just a day, probably lightest part of it, second - 24 hours from 00:00 to 00:00. There is a strict difference ...
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Can we use “later” instead of “from now”?

It is Jan and you will fly to Japan in March. In American English, you say: "I will fly to Japan 2 months from now". Can you instead say "I will fly to Japan 2 months later"? Is there any other ...
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Which preposition should I use, “on” 1st January or “in” 1st January? [closed]

Which preposition should I use, "on" 1st January or "in" 1st January?
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Meaning of “January of next year” in December

If it is December 2017 and someone says “January of next year” are they still referring to January 2018 or January 2019? e.g.: On December, my boss stated: You will be receiving a raise on January of ...
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Date format differences: “1 January(,) 2018” versus “1st January(,) 2018”

I have seen four different styles on how to format a date: 1 January 2018 1 January, 2018 1st January 2018 1st January, 2018 Which is used when and where? Which are common and why are there these ...
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Interpretation of dates in a sentence

I have just had a conversation and both parties were certain that the understanding and interpretation they got was correct. I was therefore wondering if somebody could confirm a general ...
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writing dates in British English

I read somewhere that the day precedes the month in British English, as in "John arrived on 5 December." But is it ok to write "on December 5" in British English? I seem to have seen the Independent ...
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How to read “during the 1870's”?

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Demons is a piece that observes Russian ideals during the 1870's. Maybe a trivial question but I am not sure how to express in a spoken word the date in the form as is ...
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Time and date limitation

Today I've seen following sentence: Note: You must redeem your free Psychonauts key by 10AM Pacific on Saturday, September 30th, 2017! When I read it at first I thought that it should be done ...
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Comparison between two dates

So, i have to translate a sentence that basically has this meaning: There cannot be a validity date before the revision date. Or in broken english but making sense logically: Validity date ...
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On May of 2000 or in May of 2000?

I know, for a specific date, it is used on: On 16 May 2016. I also know, when you refer to a month or year alone you use in: In June, In 2000 But I saw in internet some sources that when you put ...
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Date format - Should I use st, nd, th?

Which one is better to use? "Today is June 30, 2017" or "Today is June 30th, 2017" What about in sentences without a year? "... something will happen on June 13" or ". .. something will happen on ...
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“Before 23th June” or “before 23th of June”

What is the correct form to refer to dates? "I need it before 23th June" or "I need it before 23th of June"
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When/what is the expiration date?

When/What is the expiration date? I've always said "when" but I'm not really sure which one is correct. Are both of them correct? Which one is correct and why?
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“Our meeting tomorrow Tuesday” versus “Our meeting tomorrow (Tuesday)”

I wonder which form(s) are correct amongst the following: How about we postpone our meeting tomorrow Tuesday? How about we postpone our meeting tomorrow (Tuesday)? I would also be interested in ...
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Answer to “What day are you leaving?”

If someone asks "What day are you leaving?", would it be grammatically correct to answer with "On the 8th April." for example? Or does it have to be "On Monday."?
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Since..of - used when the month name is absent

In Russian it is very common to speak about days of the current month without mentioning the name of the month. In English, as far as I remember, it is necessary to include the month. He was absent ...
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You can play it for free for 2/3 more days - Usage of ''for xx more days''?

A game is free from Monday until Wednesday, meaning the game will no longer be for free after midnight on Wednesday (Wednesday 23:59). It is around afternoon Monday and my friend asks me for how many ...
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Regarding the presence of a comma after a date

I have read about this rule: "When the date appears in the middle of a sentence, commas should appear both before and after the year. However, I have met cases like "1905, issue"; "1938, and"; "1958, ...
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For / from / of January 15, 1892?

I am not sure about the words written in bold. What are the correct versions? The letter from / of August 23, 1885 did not bring anything new. The issue / number for / from / of January 15, 1892 of ...
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The usage of preposition “on”

In my grammar book, I have these example statements. We were married July 21, 2000, in New York. We were married on July 21 in New York. Is it a rule not to use "on" when the year is included to ...
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“First business day of first week in each month”?

I would like to say a day which meet the following criteria for each month: - First whole week - First business day For example, the day in Dec 2016 is 5, in Jan 2017 is 3 (assume 2 Jan 2017 is ...
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When to use “the” before a date

When to use "the" before a date? I came across the following sentence: It dates back to the 6th century BC. When I looked up when to use the before dates, I read an example sentence from ...
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Is “on January first” is also correct?

If I want to express the date: 1/1/17 can I say "on January first"? For example: I'm going to meet him on January first. I know that I can say also: "the first of January", but my question is ...
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When are you going/ when do you leave

How to ask when exactly (date) someone is leaving? My friend is traveling to America next week and I'm not sure how to ask about date. When do you leave When are you going When you will be ...
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There are 70's, 80's and 90's, how do you describe the years from 2000 (00's)?

We sometimes describe the years between 1970-1979 as "seventies" (written as 70's), 1980-1989 as "eighties" (written as 80's) and so on. What is the equivalence in describing 2000-2009, 2010-2019 and ...
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Winter 2015 = winter 2014-2015 or winter 2015-2016?

Does winter 2015 designate winter 2014-2015 or winter 2015-2016? Or is it ambiguous? Example 1: Example 2: http://huwisu.de/courses/winter/ : HUWISU Winter Courses 2017 Example 3: https://en....
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order received from date to date correct sentence

I was writing a line on a website of mine to inform users that starting from 11 o'clock of Aug 5th, through Aug 19th we won't be able to ship. Shipments will start again on Aug 22nd. I wrote: Note:...
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How to express properly “you cannot set this date field with a date that is 30 or more days in the past”?

I need to place a validation message on a application which refers to the fact that a Hire Date cannot be set to a date that is older than 30 days, counting backwards from today. For example if today ...
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During the elections.. “on June 20 in 2016”?

How can I correctly use a precise date to complete this sentence? "During the elections on June 20 in 2016, the GB decided, ..."
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When to use 'by' instead of 'at' or 'on' to specify time/date?

We use "by" to specify time or date, as in I have to go by 9 am. We can also use "at" here. When to use "by" / "on" / "at"? When "by" should be preferred over "before" or "till"?
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What does “by” mean if we are talking about a date?

... Must be uploaded by 11:59 p.m. (GMT) on April 12, 2016. What does "by" mean in this context? Does that mean "before"? So the deadline is on April 12 at 11.59 p.m. GMT? And 11:59 p.m. = 23:59 (...