Re: Common Errors in English

Subject: Re: Common Errors in English
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <JPosada -at- isogon -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 16:41:55 -0500

John Posada wrote:

> Someone came from across the hall and asked about this use of the
> possessive.
> "I have over 9 year's experience."
> "I have over 9 years of experience."
> I say no possessive in either. He says yes to the first one.

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."

Bonnie Granat

RE: Common Errors in English: From: John Posada

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