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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