This post is part of the Cana­di­an Style series.

7.20 Use of com­mas in dates

You do not need com­mas when writ­ing dates in the order day-month-year. If you use month-day-year order, a com­ma sep­a­rates the day and year. The year should be fol­lowed by a com­ma with­in a sen­tence.

I was mar­ried 5 May 1995 in the Seat­tle area.

I start­ed in my cur­rent job May 7, 2001, as a practicum stu­dent.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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