rough date

sun 94

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korean
Can I say ' rough date' when I don't the exact date, but knows approximate date? For example,

I don't remember the exact date, but I know the rough date when it happened.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Mmmm, I'm not sure, sun.

    I definitely wouldn't use "rough date" in your sentence: I'd say "roughly when it happened" instead.

    EDIT: I see sound shift and I agree!:)
     

    vicky1027

    Senior Member
    usa english
    I don't remember the exact date, but I know the rough approximate date when it happened.

    Or you could say "...I know roughly when it happened."
     

    sun 94

    Banned
    korean
    However, in the following sentence, can't I use ' rough day'?

    When you cite sources, if you don't know the exact date of the publication, you can put rough date..

    What do you think?
     
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