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18.11.2012 16:35:06

month's oder months'

 
PM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sagt man In three month’s time oder In three months' time?

Danke im Voraus.

PM2
 
18.11.2012 19:53:10

Re: month's oder months'

 
folletto
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi PM2,

In three months' time

is correct

Don't ask me why - I can't explain.

Regards

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Martin Kessel
 
19.11.2012 16:00:51

Re: month's oder months'

 
[PONS] yakyuyama
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Hey all,

Here's one explanation about the proper use of apostrophes, but there are plenty more out there.

http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/media/global/wwwadminoxacuk/localsites/oxfordlearninginstitute/documents/pdg/managingyourself/6_grammar_-_apostrophe.pdf

According to that website, as per folletto, it should be in two (three) months’ time.

Cheers,
Yama
 
20.11.2012 11:01:18

Re: month's oder months'

 
DrDrDrMr
 
 
 
 
 
 
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http://oxforddictionaries.com/words/apostrophe says it should be s’

“The work is due to start in two weeks’ time.”
 
21.11.2012 10:12:18

apostrophe

 
DaveP
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hi All,

Nice graphic describing use of the apostrophe here; http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apostrophe

Dave
 
25.11.2012 13:12:35

Re: month's oder months'

 
fredbär
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hallo,

According to the Guardian Style Guide;

“Use apostrophes in phrases such as two days' time, 12 years' imprisonment and six weeks' holiday, where the time period (two days) modifies a noun (time), but not in nine months pregnant or three weeks old, where the time period is adverbial (modifying an adjective such as pregnant or old) – if in doubt, test with a singular such as one day's time, one month pregnant.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide/a

Regards,

fredbär

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