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How to Write and Read Months in English

Months in English

The months of the year are among the basics of learning any language, so we will be interested in mentioning the Gregorian months and phrases about them after we present a short overview of them.

Rules for writing and reading months in English

1. Some questions to ask about months:

  • We are in any month?
  • What day is today?
  • What's today's date 
  • What month is it? We are in what month?

2. The months of the year in English begin with a CAPITAL letter:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday...
  • January, February, March ...

3. The abbreviations or acronyms shown in the table below are most common, but other abbreviations are possible:

  • Ja./Fe./Ma.
  • J./F./M.

Examples of the months in English


Below we show the months of the year used in English-speaking countries. We display the list in order of months, starting with January (the first month):

MonthShort formDaysSeason
1JanuaryJan.31 Days winter
2FebruaryFeb.28/29 Days
3MarchMar.31 DaysSpring
4AprilApr.30 Days
5MayMay31 Days
6JuneJun.30 DaysSummer
7JulyJul.31 Days
8AugustAug.31 Days
9SeptemberSep.30 DaysAutumn
10OctoberOct.31 Days
11NovemberNov.30 Days
12DecemberDec.31 DaysWinter

Useful phrases of using the months


Here are some phrases:

  • February is the shortest month of the year.
  • They spent two months touring round Mexico.
  • November is a good time to hunt deer. 
  • July is the seventh month of the year.
  • I'm flying to the USA in August.
  • December is the last month of the year.
  • I was born in September.
  • This is a marginal improvement on October.
  • ​My birthday is on July 6th.



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