How to Write Out the Date 12-22-2018 (Month-Day-Year) = December 22nd, 2018 in Words in (US) American English & (UK) British English

Writing and saying the date in American English (Month-Day-Year), 12-22-2018 = December 22nd, 2018:

In (US) American English, usually the month of the date comes before the day, then followed by the year.

December (the)* twenty-second, twenty eighteen

~ or: December (the)* twenty-second, two thousand eighteen

* The definite article "the" can be left out.

A calendar year is a one-year period that always starts on January 1st (winter) and ends on December 31st (winter too), based on the Gregorian calendar.



12-22-2017 = ? ... 12-22-2019 = ?

Writing and saying the date in British English (Day-Month-Year), 22-12-2018 = 22nd December, 2018:

In (UK) British English, usually the day of the date comes before the month, then followed by the year.

the twenty-second of December, twenty eighteen

~ or: the twenty-second of December, two thousand and eighteen



22-12-2017 = ? ... 22-12-2019 = ?

Note:

You can place either AD or BC after the year.


AD = Anno Domini (Latin phrase for "in the year of the Lord").


1 AD is considered the year in which Jesus Christ was born.


BC = Before Christ; years before 1 AD.


Example: the current year, 2020, is: 2020 AD.


There is no year zero, neither AD nor BC.


Nowadays CE and BCE are also used.


CE = Common Era, instead of AD


The year 1 CE = The year AD 1 (or 1 AD).


BCE = Before the Common Era, instead of BC


In (US) American English, usually the month of the date comes before the day, then followed by the year.


In (UK) British English, usually the day of the date comes before the month, then followed by the year.

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How to write and say the date in both American and British English

1. How to write and say the date in American English

  • Rule of order: Month Day Year;
  • You write using numbers: 07-15-2018 = July 15th, 2018;
  • You write and say: "July (the)* fifteenth, twenty eighteen" OR "July (the)* fifteenth, two thousand eighteen";
  • * The definite article "the" can be left out.

2. How to write and say the date in British English

  • Rule of order: Day Month Year;
  • You write using numbers: 15-07-2018 = 15th July, 2018;
  • You write and say: "the fifteenth of July, twenty eighteen" OR "the fifteenth of July, two thousand and eighteen";

3. It is common to use numbers instead of months

  • 04-05-2018 is April 5th, 2018 according to the American English standard, but it is 4th May, 2018 by the British English.
  • 01-09-2020 is January 9th, 2020 according to the American English standard, but it is 1st September, 2020 by the British English.
  • 07-03-2022 is July 3rd, 2022 according to the American English standard, but it is 7th March, 2022 by the British English.