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    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by lameri, Apr 28, 2011.

    What do you prefer, with or without commas? (I know it's not the standard: March 25, 2002)

    1) ... a title that never changed after 25th of March 2002
    2) ... a title that never changed after 25th of March, 2002.

    I found evidence to support both, but would be glad to hear if some style manuals recommend one over the other.
    Thank you!
     
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    Definitely the second, though both sound funny to me. Perhaps "the 25th of March, 2002"? Is there a specific reason you're choosing not to use the much more common and colloquial "March 25th, 2002"? What is the more general context of this? Is this a research paper, narration in a story, character dialogue, something else entirely? The whole phrase sits a bit uneasily with me.
     
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    don't know why you're using such an odd construction... making more sense and reading more easily would be the simpler version below:

     

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