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    month or months

    Hi everyone,
    can anyone tell me if a "s" should be added after the "month"?

    Happy six months anniversary my love.

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    #2

    Re: month or months

    Not a teacher.

    Anniversary is used for the date on which an event happened in a previous YEAR or YEARS.
    But I have no idea what they say in such occasions to babies. :)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Jun-2014 at 09:44. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'. See post #8 below.

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    #3

    Re: month or months

    Could I say, " Happy three years anniversary."? OR "Happy three year anniversary."

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    #4

    Re: month or months

    I would personally go for "Happy third anniversary".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: month or months

    When we use a unit of measure as an adjective, we always use the singular.

    A submarine sandwich that is 6 inches long is a 6-inch sub.

    A sledgehammer that weighs 7 pounds is a 7-pound sledge.

    An "anniversary" celebrating 6 months would be a 6-month anniversary.

    ("Anniversary" of course refers to years not months, but a young couple in love may celebrate a 6-month "anniversary.")
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-May-2014 at 13:33. Reason: minor typo

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    #6

    Re: month or months

    You need a comma too

    Happy six-month anniversary, my love.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: month or months

    6-inch sub or 6-inch submarine sandwich?
    7-pound sledge or 7-pound sledgehammer?

    Thanks :)

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    #8

    Re: month or months

    niamadpour, please read this extract from the Forum Rules:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your posts.

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    Re: month or months

    There is a word out there that deals with monthly "anniversaries' -- "mensiversary". It is not new. Actually it has been around for 200 years, but it has not (yet) caught on.

    http://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/20...niversary.html

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    #10

    Re: month or months

    Quote Originally Posted by Lim Choon Yen View Post
    6-inch sub or 6-inch submarine sandwich?
    7-pound sledge or 7-pound sledgehammer?

    Thanks :)
    One is a shortened version of the other.

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