Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. saloom2's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Egypt
      • Current Location:
      • Egypt

    • Join Date: Jan 2013
    • Posts: 319
    #1

    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.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Danish
      • Home Country:
      • Denmark
      • Current Location:
      • Denmark

    • Join Date: Apr 2013
    • Posts: 8
    #2

    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"

  2. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #3

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

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

Similar Threads

  1. over three months
    By jasonlulu_2000 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Aug-2012, 05:43
  2. A few months in
    By keannu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Jul-2012, 06:29
  3. nine months/months' jail
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-Apr-2012, 18:44
  4. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-Jan-2011, 13:40
  5. in a few months or in few months? grammar.
    By abcd1234 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Jun-2006, 10:49

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •