Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Named decades and centuries are references to unique time periods (the 1920s, the 1300s) and require the definite article the.

Incorrect Beatlemania began in 1960s.
Correct Beatlemania began in the 1960s.

The name of a specific year (1962, 264 B.C.E.) is treated like other names (John, Mr. Jones) and uses no article.

Incorrect Sales for the 2015 are expected to double.
Correct Sales for 2015 are expected to double.

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