• Check Your Style Guide and Be Consistent. Since there are various ways of writing the date, you should always check your university’s style guide to see if a preferred format
  • UK vs. American Dates.
  • The International Date Format.
  • Expert Proofreading.

Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you

1. What is the proper way to write a date?

Writing the Date in Full. In formal writing, always write the date in full when it is part of a sentence. This usually involves giving the day of the month, the month, and the year: The meeting will take place on April 21, 2019. Note that the year follows after a comma. You can, however, use a few different formats.

2. How to formally write the date?

Open Google Sheets on your browser. Click on the date/time cell. Go to Format > Number. Select the Custom date and time option. Select a date/time format. Click the Apply button. To learn more about these steps, continue reading. First, you need to open the Google Sheet on your browser.

3. How to write dates correctly?

Use numerals when you see “MM,” “DD,” and “YY” or “YYYY” on a form.

  • Use a “0” before single-digit days and months as needed.
  • If you’re asked to provide the date as MM/DD/YY you could write 05/12/94.
  • If you’re asked for DD-MM-YYYY, this date would be 12-05-1994.
  • You may see these letters without any separation on some forms. For DDMMYY, simply enter 120594 unless otherwise noted.

4. What is the correct format for a date?

There are, however, a number of variations, including:

  • Whether to put a “0” before single-digit months and days
  • Whether to write the year in full or just the last two digits
  • How to punctuate the date