Re: Years in Toronto

Subject: Re: Years in Toronto
From: "Williams, Diane (contractor)" <Williams_Diane -at- DOTE -dot- OSD -dot- MIL>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 13:57:48 -0500

>Other expressions considered descriptive are those that, if rewritten as
phrases, would take the prepositions 'for' or 'by' rather than 'of' ...<

Well, now I know why the apostrophe in "two years' experience" looks
so odd to me: I read the Globe every day on the way to work!

- Maurice Rose<<

But your reason above is why two years' experience needs the apostrophe!
Because it means "of."

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