In BrE, the date tends to be formatted day + month + year with no internal punctuation. In contrast, in AmE, it tends to be formatted month + day + year with a comma separating the final two elements.Thus:

In both varieties, ordinal numbers may also be used to indicate the day (e.g. 1st January 2012 or January 1st, 2012); however, the UOC prefers that cardinal numbers be used instead.

When a date is preceded by the day of the week, in BrE, it is not separated with a comma, whereas in AmE it is. Examples:

For more information on the UOC's preferences regarding dates, see Dates in the Numbers section.

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