Re: Resumes and SMEs, Years v. Years'

Subject: Re: Resumes and SMEs, Years v. Years'
From: Joanna Sheldon <cjs10 -at- CORNELL -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 19:11:25 -0500

Elna
>
>I wouldn't consider working for a pubs manager who became incensed over
>the (WRONG) notion that "two year's experience" is the only
>grammatically correct form of that expression. Based on my 30-some
>years in this business, clearly that person is far more concerned with
>form than substance.

You're right that a pubs manager should not get incensed over such a small
issue, though s/he has a perfect right to make a correction where
appropriate. In this case I would correct "two year's experience" and make
it "two years' experience," the years being plural.

Joanna

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