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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)


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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 11, 2004 22:38 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

The weekdays
A week consists of seven days:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday


The preposition used with days is on.
Examples:
On Saturday, I will go to the cinema.
On Monday, I have to work.
He is going to play football on Friday.

:) Ok? - Now...:

The months
A year consists of twelve months:

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


The preposition used with months is 'in.
Examples:
My birthday is in May.
We will travel to Australia in December.
In September, Jenny will start her studies.

The four seasons:

spring: March, April, May
summer: June, July, August
autumn: September, October, November
winter: December, January, February

Examples:
A lot of flowers bloom in spring.
In winter it often snows.

:) Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand one last aspect:
The date

When you write the date on top of a letter of example you write:
Saturday, December 11th 2004 or
Saturday, Dec 11th 2004

When you use a date in a sentence you do as follows:

His birthday is on October 21st.
Christmas is on December 25th.
On January 1st the new year begins.
We will arrive on March 22nd.

You also say:

in 1985
in 2004
in the 19th century
in the twenties


:D Any questions? :D

In Unit 13 we are going to learn even more about the days of the week and the months of the year.
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Great! #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 01, 2006 5:19 am   Great!
 

Great!!!!! :twisted:
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #3 (permalink) Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:32 am   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Dear ..
Before I was so confusion that how do use date and week, now I am clear
Thanks for your teaching (sorry for my poor English)

Thanks
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Than X a lot #4 (permalink) Sun Dec 24, 2006 15:51 pm   Than X a lot
 

it is very useful for beginners like me...... :D
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #5 (permalink) Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:04 am   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Hi
This is pretty well for beginner. The proposition is doing important role to expose the subject of the line.
I really understand your thoughts..

Thanks,
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #6 (permalink) Thu Jun 26, 2008 16:15 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

comprehensive..nice presentation..:)
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #7 (permalink) Fri Jun 27, 2008 18:09 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Thank you very much for these lessons.For a long time preposition was very hard to understand for me,your lesson helped me to learn some of them.I have one question. Do we use both in and on with date?How can I understand which one I must use?

Thank you.

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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #8 (permalink) Fri Jun 27, 2008 19:46 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Hi Tea

Referring to a specific date is the same as referring to a specific day.
Sunny gave examples of this in her initial post.

For example, last Friday was June 20th.
Today I might ask you either one of these questions:

- Did you work last Friday?
- Did you work on June 20th?

(Note that we do not usually say "on last Friday".)
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #9 (permalink) Sat Jun 28, 2008 20:59 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Hi Yankee

Thank you very much for help.Now I am clear.
Thank for your answer. :)
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #10 (permalink) Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:56 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

sir, really my great thanks to u .iam very much happy now because i have understood this topic very well.thanks a lot.
yours sincerly
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #11 (permalink) Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:24 am   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

First of all i would like to thank you for your emails.

I am writing here some e.g of Date. months please check it.
Today is 13th August 2008, on 16th of Aug is Rakhshabandan Day. I will go to my uncle"s house on this saturday to tie rakhi on my cousins wrist. This year Rakhshabandan day falls in summer season. My brithday is September i.e on 25th.
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #12 (permalink) Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:17 am   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Hello, Sunny.
1) I want to ask you a question about years. How to read (pronounce) 2000, 2002, 1000, 866, 54 for example? Or there are several versions?
2) What is the word order when you read
Quote:
Saturday, December 11th 2004 or
Saturday, Dec 11th 2004
His birthday is on October 21st.

3) And one more question: I have bought a book in Paris, 'The Louvre. Masterpieces'. In this book the authors write BCE, for example, the third millennium BCE, 2600 BCE. Or CE, like in the seventh century CE. Is it correct? And how to decode this abbreviations?
Thank you.
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #13 (permalink) Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:44 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Hi,

1) Two thousand/two thousand and two/one thousand/eight hundred and sixty-six/fifty-four. 2) The word orders seem fine. 3) these abbreviations are unknown to me. You might find help here: http://www.smm.org/catal/introduction/glossary/ or here: define:CE

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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #14 (permalink) Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:14 am   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

Thank you very much, Alan. Your advice is helpful as always.
As I could understand I should read the words in the following order:
Saturday, December, the eleventh, two thousand and four.
(or the eleventh of December? Which version sounds natural to you all?)
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Days, Months etc. (Unit 12) #15 (permalink) Thu Aug 14, 2008 13:55 pm   Days, Months etc. (Unit 12)
 

thanks for the lesson sue ! so if i want give any information which include months and date i must use ON? LIKE
eg; We'll be busy on june 1st ?

let me know if i'm right?
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