Document from/dated 1 January 2014


Which is correct or better? Thanks!

A document from 1 January 2014.
A document dated 1 January 2014.
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    'Dated' makes it clear that the document has the date written on it. For 2014 this might not make much difference, but there's a bigger difference between a Chinese scroll from the year 868 (somehow modern authorities know it was created then) and a Chinese scroll dated 868 (it has that date written on it). (To confuse matters, 'dated to 868' means modern authorities have worked out that date.)
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