# (Closed) "Two thousand thirteen" or "Two thousand and thirteen"???

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
• Wedding: July 2012

Two thousand thirteen…

I’m a teacher, and when I taught math, it was a rule to not include the word “and.”

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
• Wedding: September 2012

I would say with the and

Post # 5
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Honey bee
• Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Rubbs:  +1 this is what I was taught in school.  It’s not 20&13 it’s 2013.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
• Wedding: September 2014

Two Thousand Thirteen. You never put “and” in a date.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
• Wedding: November 1999

Think about how you say the year out loud.  Do you say Twenty Thirteen or twenty and thirteen?

It’s Two thousand thirteen.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
• Wedding: March 2013

If you use “and”, it indicates a decimal point, such as “seven and five tenths”.  So don’t use “and” in this case.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I know it’s mathmatically correct to write it without the and but it sounds soooo much better with.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
• Wedding: November 1999

Two thousand thirteen.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
• Wedding: February 2015

Two thousand AND thirteen sounds like you are counting something, not like a year. You didn’t say “19 and 99”, 2013 is no different.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
• Wedding: September 2011

two thousand thirteen = 2013

two thousand and thirteen = 2000.13

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
• Wedding: November 1999

two thousand and thirteen is the formal way. it really doesn’t matter though.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

@sweetchiquita12:  My college diploma says “two thousand and (single digit number)” and my graduate diploma says “two thousand (double digit number).”

I’d like to think I attended reputable schools that cared enough to get it right, but who knows.

ETA: Emily Post says there is no “and.”

http://www.emilypost.com/weddings/wedding-invitations-and-announcements/335-wording-formal-wedding-invitations

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
• Wedding: August 2013

I prefer it with the “and,” but for invitations, you don’t need the year at all, since it’s the same year you’re already in.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
• Wedding: September 2012

no and

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