Question about a history paper.

fuzzybabybunny

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My TA said that while writing a history paper I have to write out the dates in full, like "Eighteen Thirty-Two" instead of just 1832? Huh?
 

TheoPetro

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I have never heard about that with dates. I know in formal papers you usualy write out numbers but not dates.
 

fuzzybabybunny

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Ohhhhh... I think I just realised what she meant. When she said "write out dates" she meant full dates, so instead of 8-22-1930 or Aug. 2, 1930, it's supposed to be August 22nd, 1930 or "the twenty-second of August, 1930."

Does this sound about right?
 

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Originally posted by: fuzzybabybunny
Ohhhhh... I think I just realised what she meant. When she said "write out dates" she meant full dates, so instead of 8-22-1930 or Aug. 2, 1930, it's supposed to be August 22nd, 1930 or "the twenty-second of August, 1930."

Does this sound about right?
The two one of August, one nine three zero.
 

Lonyo

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Originally posted by: fuzzybabybunny
Ohhhhh... I think I just realised what she meant. When she said "write out dates" she meant full dates, so instead of 8-22-1930 or Aug. 2, 1930, it's supposed to be August 22nd, 1930 or "the twenty-second of August, 1930."

Does this sound about right?
That sounds right. You definitely don't write out dates (e.g. Eighteen thirty-two), but "August 22nd, 1930" format sounds like it's what is meant.
 

oCxTiTaN

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Yep...and with numbers anything below ten you write out in letters, but 11 and above you use numerals. That's what my keyboarding teacher taught us, at least.
 

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