Take the 2-minute tour ×
English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Possible Duplicate:
User’s Guide vs Users’ Guide

As in, a conference that is for people in their first year of, say, University.

share|improve this question
1  
We have a blog post that answers your question. –  Matt Эллен Nov 28 '12 at 12:56
add comment

marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers, Matt Эллен, KitFox Nov 28 '12 at 13:18

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

2 Answers

Those in their first year at a university are commonly called first years. Thus, their conference would be first years' conference.

share|improve this answer
add comment

The conference is held annually, so there's only one first year for a year. You should use "first year's".

share|improve this answer
    
Thanks for your answer. Is there a helpful explanation that you might give the OP or a reference you might cite? –  rajah9 Nov 28 '12 at 14:20
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.