A recruiter asks me when I will be available for an internship and I would like to answer :
I am flexible about the starting date. I can start from (June 24th/24 July/ July 24 ?) to early August.
Which one is correct please?
Thank you for your help.
If you were speaking, or writing an email, you could say:
"I can start anytime between July 24th and the beginning of August."
If you say 'I am available' then you can use 'from ... until ...'
If you say 'I can start' then you can use 'between ... and ...'
Speaking or writing to an employer in the United States, it
would be most common to refer to the date as 'July 24th'
If you are speaking or writing in a US military setting, you
might say '24 July.' Were you to say 'twenty-four, July'
in a NON-military/aviation setting, you would be perceived as
coming from a military setting.
If you say something like "The package will arrive 24 July..."
the next thing people are going to expect you to say is,
"...at O-eight-hundred hours." And they are really going to
think you just stepped off an aircraft carrier
If you leave the 'th' off the end of a date, as in 'July 24' it
is not going to seem 'incorrect' or 'wrong' but it will be
seen, 80 to 90 percent of the time, as though you 'forgot'
to put the 'th' on the date.
You can change the month/day order to day/month if you
say them like this:
The twenty-fourth of July
Both will sound completely natural and have _exactly_ the
same meaning. Again, if you switch it around, you just have
to use 'the ... of ...'
Speaking and writing dates in any language
offers you a FANTASTIC opportunity to sound completely UN-natural!
If you say, 'The July 24' you will sound as though
you have never spoken english before in your life,
but the cool thing is, you will still be _totally_ understood!