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    six month's or six-month?

    hey everyone,

    which one is correct for the following sentences? six-month or six months'?

    1. For this major, we offer a six-month certificate/six months' certificate.

    2. You need give the landlord a deposit of six-month rent/ six months' rent.

    Thanks.

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    Re: six month's or six-month?

    Quote Originally Posted by wang.cupid View Post
    hey everyone,

    which one is correct for the following sentences? six-month or six months'?

    1. For this major, we offer a six-month certificate/six months' certificate.

    2. You need to give the landlord a deposit of six-month rent/ six months' rent.

    Thanks.
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    Re: six month's or six-month?

    Thanks, my dear friend,

    would you mind giving me some differences between these two expressions?

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    Re: six month's or six-month?

    1. For this major, we offer a six-month certificate/six months' certificate.
    2. You need to give the landlord a deposit of six-month rent/ six months' rent.


    The main difference between these sentences is that the first has a determiner, 'a', before the term "six month/s'". The second doesn't; "six-months'" acts as a determiner.

    The following have the same meaning:
    "It's a three hour walk to X."
    "It's three hours' walk to X."



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