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Nov 20 2009   1:14PM GMT

Writing dates correctly



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Tags:
AP style
Business writing
CIO
commas
dates
dates and punctuation
grammar
Quiz
writing dates correctly

Which is correct?
Alexander Popov first demonstrated the use of an antenna to transmit and receive radio waves in ____________.
a. March 1896
b. March, 1896


Answer: a

Explanation:
According to AP Style, commas are only required with specific dates — March 18, 1896, for example.

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