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    a two-week's holiday / a two-week holiday

    Could you kindly explain which of the following uses is true?

    I have just returned from a two-week holiday (or, a two- week trip) / a two-week's holiday (or, a two-week's trip.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: a two-week's holiday / a two-week holiday

    A two-week holiday
    OR
    Two weeks' holiday

    I have just returned from a two-week holiday.

    I have just returned after two weeks' holiday.

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    Re: a two-week's holiday / a two-week holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    A two-week holiday
    OR
    Two weeks' holiday

    I have just returned from a two-week holiday.

    I have just returned after two weeks' holiday.
    Thank you for your quick reply, Anglika.

    I would like to ask one more thing:

    If we could say ' a week's holiday' why not ' a two-week's holiday'

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    MisterJack is offline Newbie
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    Re: a two-week's holiday / a two-week holiday

    "two-week" written with an hyphen ("-") functions as an adjective. You can never add " 's" to an English adjective.
    On the other hand, "two weeks" indicates a duration with an numeral adjective and a noun. In that case you can use the saxon genitive to indicate a period of time.

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