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    possessive case with time periods

    As far as I know it is correct to use possessive case in the following examples

    an hour's walk
    a five minute's talk
    six daysí time

    I'd like to know whether it is acceptable to transform them into

    an hour walk
    a five-minute talk
    six-day time

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    Re: possessive case with time periods

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    As far as I know it is correct to use the possessive case in the following examples:

    An hour's walk
    A five minute's talk No, this should be "A five-minute talk".
    [In] six daysí time

    I'd like to know whether it is acceptable to transform them into:

    An hour walk
    A five-minute talk - This is the only correct form
    Six-day time

    emsr2d2
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: possessive case with time periods

    Thanks a lot. Could you point out the criteria you are guided by when sorting them out? I mean why is it ok to say A five-minute talk but it's not ok to say An hour walk

    PS: I am sorry I confused, it should have been

    a five-minutes' talk instead of - A five minute's talk

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