Why would it be necessary to limit this situation to the first 12 months of his administration? Do you suppose that President Obama's relationship with Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu will only be vexing and troubled during the first 12 months of Obama's presidency? The writer is suggesting that it will extend over an unspecified length of time, certainly extending beyond one year.Hello! Could someone tell me why 'year' was written in plural but not singular in the sentence as I highlighted in red? Thanks!
Today Barack Obama will begin a diplomatic relationship that is likely to be as complex, as vexing and possibly as troubled as any he will have during the first years of his presidency.