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Can we read 31 July as 'thirty one July'?

Investigations continue into the break-in at Gringotts on 31 July . . . (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) [audio] The first reader (Stephen Fry) ...
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Should one put the definite article before a date?

In the following examples, should the definite article "the" be present? This article will discuss all journal articles on the subject written between [the] 3rd December 2010 and [the] 20 January ...
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Does “till Monday” include Monday?

My boss told me on Wednesday, "Please don't come to work til Monday." So when does this means I have to go back to work? On Monday or Tuesday?
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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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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, ...