Question: How do Europeans write the date?

Official EU documents still tend to use DD. MM. YYYY but one document specifies the use of ISO 8601: Dates should be formatted by the following format: YYYY-MM-DD.

How do they write the date in UK?

Whatever the format, in British English, dates are usually written in the order day – month – year, while in American English they are written month – day – year. For IELTS, you can use both date formats.

How do countries write the date?

The ISO 8601 format YYYY-MM-DD (2021-09-30) is intended to harmonize these formats and ensure accuracy in all situations. Many countries have adopted it as their sole official date format, though even in these areas writers may adopt abbreviated formats that are no longer recommended.

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