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    Vix Guest

    Question Apostrophe query

    Hi there

    I wonder if someone could put me right on the following apostrophe query?

    Five year's experience or
    Five years' experience

    I believe it's the latter, but would be grateful for confirmation.

    Many thanks

    Vix

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    mykwyner is offline Key Member
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    Default Re: Apostrophe query

    You are right. Years has to be plural to agree with five. Therefore it is five years' experience. Of course five years of experience might work better.

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