日付の用法

・日付は(月→日→年)の順に書き、日の後にカンマを打つ。
[正]January 12, 2004
[誤]12 January 2004

・アメリカ政府は、海外向けには(月→日→年)の順に書き、国内向けには(日→月→年)の順に書く。
・アメリカ政府との契約書には、(日→月→年)の順に書かなければならないので注意を要する。

(海外向け文書)
[正]January 12, 2004
[誤]12 January 2004

(国内向け文書・契約書)
[誤]January 12, 2004
[正]12 January 2004

・イギリス英語においては、日付は(日→月→年)の順に書く。
[誤]January 12, 2004
[正]12 January 2004

・日付は前置詞"on"で表す
[正]Jane was born on the 2nd of April, 2001.
[誤]Jane was born on the 2nd of April 2001.
[誤]Jane was born on the 2nd of April in 2001.
[誤]Jane was born on the 2nd of April of 2001.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on the 6th in February.
[正]Babe Ruth was born on the 6th of February.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on the 6th, February.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday in February.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday of February.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday, February.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday in February in 1895.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday of February of 1895.
[誤]Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday, February, 1895.
[正]Babe Ruth was born on Wednesday, February 6, 1895.