in OR on mm/yyyy

massimo.81

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Italian
Hi all,

I know that "achieved ON 20/01/1980" and "achieved in January 1980" are correct, but what if I have a date written in the format "mm/yyyy", so just month and year? Should I use IN or ON?
Thank you
 
  • massimo.81

    New Member
    Italian
    In my resume I have to write "achieved __ 01/2009". If there was also the day, I know I had to write "achieved ON 20/01/2009", but I don't know what to put in the other case. If you wonder why using just "01/2009", well in the professional experience I often use "01/2009 - 05/2010" to specify when I worked in a given company (using also days is useless and more confusing). In the Education section I want to say "achieved ___ 01/2009" to specify when I achieved a given degree, using the same "month/year" format for coherence.
     

    PaulQ

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    English - England
    If you wonder why using just "01/2009", well in the professional experience I often use "01/2009 - 05/2010" to specify when I worked in a given company
    That style is OK for a list, but, (a) if it is a list, you do not need a preposition:
    Achieved 01/2009 :tick:
    and (b) as you point out
    I know that "achieved ON 20/01/1980" and "achieved in January 1980" are correct,
    If you are reciting a list of educational, etc., achievements, you do not even need the verb "achieved", as "achieved" sounds strange.

    BA English - 09/2009
    MSc. Physics - 10/2011
    PhD Slavonic Poetry - 12/2013

    In Business English, you should use "achieved in January 1980", if this is part of a sentence.
     
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