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    I've just seen a noun phrase, it is "months of food and water". I'm not sure but does it mean the mount of water and food enough for months?

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    Hello
    Would you please provide the entire sentence where you found this phrase? I can't give you a proper answer without a minimum amount of context.

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    It is about "The Nuclear Age".
    "...They kept months of food and water in their bomb shelters because it would not be safe to eat plants after a nuclear war...."

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    Default Re: months of

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    They stored enough food and water for a long period (months) because eating plants would not be safe after a nuclear war. They may have kept enough food and water for two to twelve months.
    Hello Mrthlinh,
    Thank you for providing the whole sentence.
    Your original assessment of the phrase is correct, as Gillnetter has confirmed.

    But I am curious as to why Gillnetter has limited the amount of months to 12?
    Gill - is there anything wrong is saying "...They kept over 18 months of food and water in their bomb shelters because it would not be safe to eat plants after a nuclear war...."?
    Happy Holidays , John

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    Thanks very much.

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