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Two Weeks' Notice

Where should the apostrophe go?

By
Mignon Fogarty
1-minute read
Time: Two weeks' notice

 

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.

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About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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