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Two Weeks' Notice

Where should the apostrophe go?

By
Mignon Fogarty,
October 5, 2011

 

Marlene asked whether she should write "one year's time" or "one-years' time."

The correct way to give possession to time and money is with an apostrophe:

  • One year's time

  • Two weeks' notice

  • Ten dollars' worth

Don't get confused by the 2002 movie Two Weeks Notice. They got it wrong.

Still wondering why? See our article "Possessives: Oddly, they aren't just for possession."

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