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    '90's Meaning

    What does "s" mean after '90's?

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    Re: '90's Meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by arnasarutis21 View Post
    What does "s" mean after '90's?
    "The 90s" means typically the years from 1990 to 1999.

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    Re: '90's Meaning

    It depends on context. I could mean the years from 1990 to 1999 - those are known as the 90s, or the nineties. It could refer to a person's age if they are between 90 and 99 years old - "He is in his nineties".

    There's an ongoing argument about the use of the apostrophe when a number is followed by an "s" to make a plural, as opposed to a possessive. I'm sure we've had plenty of threads on here about it.

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