Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 2,049
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    nine months/months' jail

    57—year—old Kum Chin Tiong, was sentenced to nine months/months' jail in January after he pleaded guilty to paying S$100 for sex with the girl.

    Which of the above nouns in bold should I use?

    Thanks.

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,167
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: nine months/months' jail

    It should be months', but not many people worry about it these days.
    Last edited by 5jj; 10-Apr-2012 at 20:00. Reason: typo

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2009
    • Posts: 24,987
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: nine months/months' jail

    ... nine months' jail
    OR
    ... nine months in jail.

Similar Threads

  1. months of
    By mrthlinh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Dec-2011, 17:53
  2. [General] Months
    By Silverobama in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Aug-2011, 10:15
  3. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-Jan-2011, 13:40
  4. How many months ?
    By Jaskin in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Feb-2009, 14:51
  5. in a few months or in few months? grammar.
    By abcd1234 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Jun-2006, 11:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •