Do you know how to write dates and times in English?
Take a look at the Tip of the Week 33 from Nick Ponter of PS Sprachenservice.
Also, please click on our PS-Elearning site for you to practice.
The British write the date in the same format as in German.
DD/MM/YYYY 6/5/2015 6 May 2015
The Americans write the month first.
MM/DD/YYYY 6/5/2015 June 5, 2015
Our tip is to write the date in full so there is no misunderstanding.
Spoken English: the sixth of May 2015
Written English: 6 May 2015 / May 6, 2015
We can write times like this:
am = before midday pm = after midday (note: we do not write o’clock or 7h)
7am / 07:30
7pm / 19:30
08:30am / 08:30
8:30pm / 20:30
Prepositions of Time
at – definite time
e.g. at 10am, at Easter, at the weekend
on – date, day of the week
e.g. on April 1st, on Tuesday
in – month, year
e.g. in March, in 2015
We don’t use a preposition with the following time expressions:
today tomorrow yesterday last night next week
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