Website Writing Guide

Punctuation

Dates and times

When presenting dates and times follow these rules:

  • 24 March 2010
  • 24 Mar 2010 - do not abbreviate the month

  • a date in numerals 19.02.10
  • 19/2/2010 or 19/02/10

  • 1990s
  • 1990's - no apostrophe

  • AD 1970 - only use AD or BC if it is necessary for clarity
  • 50 BC 

  • 1945-46
  • 1945-6
  • 12 hour clock – 9.15 am or 4.35 pm
  • 24 hour clock – 0915 or 1635

 

Other topics in this section

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| Abbreviations | Web page addresses | Italics | Quotations | Numbers |
Dates and times
| Citing references |

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