RE: IS or ARE

Subject: RE: IS or ARE
From: "Steve Janoff (non-Celgene)" <sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:30:03 -0700

> ... "Two months free service"
> ... "6 months employment"

This is slightly OT, and I don't remember when in the last 25-30 years people started dropping the possessive apostrophe (and I'm sure this has been knocked around before on this list), but strictly speaking, these phrases don't make sense to me without it -- these being the "correct" versions, in my mind:

"Two months' free service"
"6 months' employment"

That is all.

Steve

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References:
IS or ARE: From: John Posada
Re: IS or ARE: From: Lauren
RE: IS or ARE: From: Joyce . Fetterman
Re: IS or ARE: From: Lauren
Re: IS or ARE: From: Chris Morton
Re: IS or ARE: From: Lauren

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