Spell out all months standing alone or with a year alone: - August, August 2011, but Aug. 17, 2011
Abbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. - Spell out March, April, May, June, July
Weekdays are abbreviated only in tabular matter and without periods - Eg: if listed in a table: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Show dates using the month first, date second and year third: - Oct. 27, 2011
When writing decade names in numerals, do not use an apostrophe before the "s." An apostrophe precedes the shortened numerical form of the decade: - the 1930s, the '30s, the mid-1930s
When expressing dates without a year, do not use the ordinal form: - November 8, not November 8th
Date range - write the numbers out using an en dash (slightly longer than a hyphen), not a slash: - 2011-2012 or 1987-89 (not '87-'89) *Note: The one exception is in the expression of academic year: - the 2011/12 academic year
Use periods for lowercase abbreviations a.m. and p.m. - 10 a.m. (not 10:00 a.m.) but 5:30 p.m.
- 1:30-5 p.m. (one ‘p.m.') rather than 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
- noon or midnight, not 12 a.m. or 12 p.m., to avoid confusion
Use "from" and "to" when writing a range of times but use an en dash in tables: - Reception, 7-10 p.m.
- The meeting went from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
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