Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

"The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020, at 4 pm." does the comma belong between 2020 and at?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    It is OK, you are providing two separate bits of information viz; the date and the time, so it is appropriate to set the supplementary information off by a comma. But there is no hard and fast rule - apart from being consistent.

  • 4 weeks ago

    well yes, if that is how you choose to write it, but it would be better to say "the meeting will be held at 4 P.M. on Tuesday Nov 3, 2020.

    Most specific to least specific (most important to least important).  And really, that generic rule is why some forms of English would say 3 November 2020 rather than the US version of November 3, 2020. Not clear why the US system is about the only one to differ from the usual rule.  Nevertheless, it is what we do.

  • 1 month ago

    In short, no. Suppose you didn't give the date. "I'll see you Tuesday at 6." No comma. Adding the date doesn't change anything.

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