Re: Common Errors in English

Subject: Re: Common Errors in English
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 17:12:36 -0500

Bonnie wrote:

In the first one, if you meant "nine years' experience," that is
correct. It needs the possessive, because what it is saying is "nine
years of experience."


"Nine years' experience" does not mean "nine years of experience." It means "the experience of nine years." _That's_ why it requires the possessive.


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