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• Hi this is Tutor Nick and this is lesson 38. Today we're going to look at when to

• use the st , nd , or the th with the dates. Yeah this is one that I come across a lot where I see

• it used incorrectly a lot . And it sometimes even confuses students with

• English as a second language of how to how to pronounce it sometimes. I even see

• native speakers make a mistake in the writing some. I've even seen them in the

• same article sometimes write it correct once and then write it wrong another

• time. So let me just let's just go over it quickly. Okay here's the first note if

• you write a date use the name of the month do not write

• the st ,nd, rd or th. The tricky part for many students is that these dates are

• still pronounced as ordinal numbers. Remember ordinal numbers that's 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th.

• The other one is cardinal numbers which is 1 2 3. Okay so dates are always

• pronounced as ordinal numbers Okay so let's uh let's take a, let's look

• at the example here. This is pronounced March 10. You notice that we do not

• write th here. You still have to pronounce it as tenth March 10. April

• 3 June 2 etc. Yes it is not March ten it is March tenth. Okay good. Let's look at

• the next note. It is incorrect to write this day as March 10th with the th there.

• If the month is written here. The th is not written there. Yeah so again it's

• it's not optional. You write the month you don't have the th or whatever it is

• whether it's the rd or st . Okay let's read the next part. We do use the st, nd, rd or

• th if the name of the month is not used. So here we have to give some examples

• where we definitely do use it . All right example number one. The rent is due on

• the first of the month. Yeah you you actually need it here it's necessary. if

• you don't write in here, it gets confusing. it's, the rent is due on the

• one of the month. The st lets you know that it's a date. So that's why it is

• absolutely necessary here. Okay let's look at example two. We get paid on the

• fifteenth of the month. Again this way it lets you know it's a date. If you didn't

• have a th it would be we get paid on the fifteen of the month. That doesn't make any sense.

• All right and just so you know how we might use some other ordinal numbers

• with sd , nd , rd. We also use ordinal numbers to indicate someone's ranking or place.

• Let's look at the first example. That Olympian came in third place and won a

• bronze medal. Yeah again here if you didn't have the rd here it would be

• confusing. That Olympian came in three place that would not make sense.

• And the second example. He is only the second person to ever swim across that river. All

• right again so just very quickly to review. One of the things to make sure is

• that if the name of the month is written do not write the st, nd , rd or th. With

• months these dates are always pronounced as ordinal numbers you know March 10

• April 3 and when do we use it. We use it when the month is not written there.

• Just like you know the rent is due on the 1st of the month

• Okay well I hope that clarifies it. I do come across this problem often. Thank you

• very much for your time . Bye

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# Tutor Nick P Lesson (38) When to Use the &#39;st&#39;, &#39;rd&#39;, &#39;nd&#39;, and &#39;th&#39; with Dates

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anitawu12 posted on 2019/05/23
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