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    Why is a s added to year? What is the grammer meaning?
    Example: He thinks this years order will be late.

    Thank you,

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    Re: Years

    It's a possessive; notice that it should have an apostrophe before the s:
    This year's order

    It means that it is the order that belongs to this year.

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