19-25 January 2009

  • Erolines

    Senior Member
    French
    I ask myself this very question every day.

    19th to 25th is good but in the organisation of events for exemple, where the date of the event should be written in big and bald on one line, it is not appriciated to have "to" in the middle.

    How would you suggest to write it?
     

    Squiggle

    Senior Member
    English - UK
    In BE it depends on where you are writing. Common practice in newspapers would be January 19-25. In a letter I would be more likely to use January 19th to 25th.
     

    la grive solitaire

    Senior Member
    United States, English
    It depends on the style guide that you're following; there are many. CMS/ Chicago Manual of Style is one; AP or Associated Press is another. Here's an example from the AP:

    dates, months, years, days of the week

    For dates and years, use figures. Do not use st, nd, rd, or th with dates. Always capitalize months. Spell out the month unless it is used with a date. When used with a date, abbreviate only the following months: Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec.

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/735/02
     
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