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    I just come across a sentense like this: "Restrospectively,these were then,also,the best years' of Cinema."

    I am wondering what's the difference between ""the best years' of cinema" and "the best years of cinema". It appears to me that this sentence means these(films) are the product from the best years of cinema.Am i right for that comprehension?

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    Default Re: the best years'of cinema

    Hello Hlitch

    If it's an apostrophe after "years", it's probably a typo.

    If "best years" is surrounded by inverted commas, on the other hand, it implies that the author wants to distance himself from the phrase "best years". Perhaps he's quoting it from elsewhere – the title of a book, for instance; or perhaps he thinks it's a cliché.

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    Default Re: the best years'of cinema

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    Hello Hlitch
    If it's an apostrophe after "years", it's probably a typo.
    If "best years" is surrounded by inverted commas, on the other hand, it implies that the author wants to distance himself from the phrase "best years". Perhaps he's quoting it from elsewhere – the title of a book, for instance; or perhaps he thinks it's a cliché.
    MrP


    Hi Mrp

    Thanx for your reply.But the inverted commas were added by me.In this case,I wonder if best years' means the movies produced in the best years of history of cinema.

    If the author means those years are the best years in cinema history,why he put ' behind the word years?

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    Default Re: the best years'of cinema

    Hello H.

    In that case, I think it must be a typo. It doesn't make sense otherwise!

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    thanx~

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