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    Smile in 2 months/ in 2 months' time.

    Which is more natural? And why?


    My brother is going to stay with us in 2 months's time/ 2 months.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: in 2 months/ in 2 months' time.

    2 months

    When you use the "2 months's time" it is a genitive, but actually to make it a proper genitive it has to be "2 months' time"
    If you do not know what I mean when I say genitive it is something belongs to the object e.g. "the boy's book" or in plural "the boys' books"

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    Re: in 2 months/ in 2 months' time.

    Both are equally natural. As Mathias said, the apostrophe needs to be after the s.

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