Date, Day, Time


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Days and dates

The following month names are abbreviated when used in dates: Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec. Spell out names of days in most cases (e.g. Monday). When abbreviating days of the week, use the first three letters of the day name, except for Tues. and Thurs.

Date format is "Tuesday, Feb. 13." For dates occurring in the current year, omit the year unless clarification seems necessary.


When providing a specific time, the proper style is 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. For 12 p.m./a.m., use "noon" and "midnight." When giving specific times, do not add phrases like "in the morning" or "at night."

Dates and places (for events)

When indicating the time and location of an upcoming event, give the information in this order: day, date, time, location. For example: "The president will hold a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. in the President's Dining Room." When the year is omitted, no second comma is used after the date.