I’ve heard some people say things like September end or June end when I’m used to hearing the end of September or the end of June.

Is the former usage (meaning, the “something end” collocation) correct or standard somewhere?

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    That sounds like a foreign use, like the way some people say Friday week to mean next Friday.
    – tchrist
    Aug 5, 2013 at 15:30
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    Can you get that to me by August end? Business-speak if I'm not mistaken. Similarly, "It will be finished by week's end."
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Aug 5, 2013 at 15:36
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    There's nothing wrong with "Friday week". Perhaps the English are foreign! But we wouldn't say "September end"; it's more likely to be "end September".
    – Andrew Leach
    Aug 5, 2013 at 15:36
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    It might be a contraction/mis-hearing of September's end, although that sounds quite archaic to my (UK) ear. Alternatively it might be an attempt at being more specific than the more generic 'month end', which is definitely more a business expression.
    – Unsliced
    Aug 5, 2013 at 15:51
  • @tchrist, ‘next Friday’ and ‘Friday week’ do not mean the same thing in all dialects. If today is Monday the 4th, some dialects will take ‘next Friday’ to refer to the first-coming Friday, i.e., Friday the 8th, but ‘Friday week’ to refer to the Friday that belongs to the following week, i.e., Friday the 15th. On Saturday the 9th, of course, both would refer to the same day. [I’m not actually sure if there are dialects where both forms are used, but ‘next Friday’ also means ‘Friday of next week’; if not, the ‘some dialects’ restriction above does not apply] Aug 10, 2013 at 2:51

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Maybe it is Indian English.

VAL refinery to reopen by June-end

from The Times of India


This can be used to create a more poetic feel, as in 'the flowers that are blooming at June end'.


I believe you are asking the difference between 'the end of September' and 'September end'. They are both correct but the first one I mentioned is more common.

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    That wasn’t actually what he was asking, no. Aug 10, 2013 at 2:47

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