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BC and AD
BCE and CE
The Quick Answer
• To cater to religious diversity, the abbreviations BCE (Before
Common Era) and CE (Common Era) can be used to replace BC and
AD.
• Of note, AD is written before the year, while BC, BCE, and CE are all
written after the year. For example:
2020 CE or AD 2020
487 BCE or 487 BC
Writing Years with AD, BC, BCE, and CE
The abbreviation AD (Anno Domini) means "in the year of the
Lord" and denotes "of the Christian Era." It is written before the
year. The abbreviation BC (Before Christ) is written after the year.
For example:
•AD 2001
•487 BC
•Caesar Augustus ruled from 27 BC to AD 14.
BC, AD and BCE, CE.pdf
True or false?
The abbreviation AD (Anno Domini) means "in the year of the Lord"
and denotes "of the Christian Era’’.
• A. True
• B. False
Select the correct format.
• A. 2020 AD
• B. AD 2020
Select the correct format.
• A. 487 BC
• B. BC 487
Select the correct format.
• A. 2020 CE
• B. CE 2020
Select the sentence in the correct format.
• A. Caesar Augustus ruled from 27 BC to AD 14.
• B. Caesar Augustus ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD.
What does BCE mean?
• A. Before Common Era
• B. Before Christ's Era
• C. Before Christ Eon
What era is BCE the same as?
• A. BC
• B. AD
What does CE mean?
• A. Common Era
• B. Christ's Era
What era is CE the same as?
• A. BC
• B. AD

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BC, AD and BCE, CE.pdf

  • 1. BC and AD BCE and CE
  • 2. The Quick Answer • To cater to religious diversity, the abbreviations BCE (Before Common Era) and CE (Common Era) can be used to replace BC and AD. • Of note, AD is written before the year, while BC, BCE, and CE are all written after the year. For example: 2020 CE or AD 2020 487 BCE or 487 BC
  • 3. Writing Years with AD, BC, BCE, and CE The abbreviation AD (Anno Domini) means "in the year of the Lord" and denotes "of the Christian Era." It is written before the year. The abbreviation BC (Before Christ) is written after the year. For example: •AD 2001 •487 BC •Caesar Augustus ruled from 27 BC to AD 14.
  • 5. True or false? The abbreviation AD (Anno Domini) means "in the year of the Lord" and denotes "of the Christian Era’’. • A. True • B. False
  • 6. Select the correct format. • A. 2020 AD • B. AD 2020
  • 7. Select the correct format. • A. 487 BC • B. BC 487
  • 8. Select the correct format. • A. 2020 CE • B. CE 2020
  • 9. Select the sentence in the correct format. • A. Caesar Augustus ruled from 27 BC to AD 14. • B. Caesar Augustus ruled from 27 BC to 14 AD.
  • 10. What does BCE mean? • A. Before Common Era • B. Before Christ's Era • C. Before Christ Eon
  • 11. What era is BCE the same as? • A. BC • B. AD
  • 12. What does CE mean? • A. Common Era • B. Christ's Era
  • 13. What era is CE the same as? • A. BC • B. AD