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Use the sequence month-day-year. In a sentence, the year is set off by commas: Sept. 20, 1995.  Use format: date-time-place. When a month is used with a specific date, abbreviate only Jan., Feb., Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., and Dec. All other months should always be completely spelled out. In the day is not given, no commas are needed: She bought her first car in Sept. 1995. In invitations, flyers and similar announcements, always give the day of the week before the date. The year is not necessary in many such publications, particularly if the name of the event includes it. For dates, use 1, 2, 3, 4, not 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Write "Reservations are due July 27," not "Reservations are due July 27th." Spell out days: Tuesday, not Tues.
Days of the Week and Months
Do not abbreviate days of the week in running text. Where space is limited, as in tables or outlines, abbreviate days as follows: Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. Abbreviate months as follows: Jan., Feb., March, April, May, June, July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec. The College uses the following abbreviations for days of the week: M (Monday), T (Tuesday), W (Wednesday), R (Thursday), F (Friday), S (Saturday) and U (Sunday).
Capitalize when the complete proper name is used (Moraine Park District Board), lowercase (Moraine Park district).
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