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    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, Mar 31, 2011.

    What would be more correct:
    A) that 28th day of June of 2001.

    B) that 28th day of June, 2001.

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    I think this one is correct. But I'm not 100 percent sure. I saw them on court papers and other types of contracts.
     
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    makes no sense to double the 'of'... use B or change second 'of' to 'in'...

    but why 'that' anyway?... doesn't make much sense, imo... what's the context?...
     
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    Neither. If you have "Month Year" there never is a comma. You could do "Month Day, Year." The comma in this case is used to separate the numbers but because you're separating words you don't need one.

    For the double "of" I bet your thinking something like "Ahh, I remember that 28th day of June of the nineteen hundredth and fifty-fourth year of our Lord."

    Though it would be better written with "in" instead of the second "of."

    "Ahh, I remember that 28th day of June in the nineteen hundredth and fifty-fourth year of our Lord."
     

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