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    Hello. When some amounts of foods, money, materials can last for certain period. Is it correct to use "certain period's worth of something" or "worth" in the below? If not, please give me some corrections. I will be grateful to know about these expressions.

    "They've got 6 month's worth of project money from headquarters." ="6 month's worth of project money got from headquarters is in their department."

    "They've got 2 month's worth of materials such as trinkets, fabrics, threads, sequins."
    ="There are materials such as,........, sequins in their department. It's 2 month's worth."

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    Default Re: worth of/worth

    They're fine but you have the apostrophe in the wrong place. It's "They have six months' worth of project money" etc. "Six months" is plural so the possessive apostrophe goes after the "s".

    One month's worth ...
    Three months' worth ...
    A year's worth ...
    Ten years' worth ...
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: worth of/worth

    hey...
    I agree on that.... I also think that "valid for+period of time" could mean the same....

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    Default Re: worth of/worth

    Quote Originally Posted by Englishholic View Post
    Hey,
    I agree on that. I also think that "valid for+period of time" could mean the same.
    I'm not sure what you mean by that. Can you write the original sentences again using your "valid for + period of time" construction.

    Please see my amendments to your post in red. One full stop is sufficient.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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