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Two year's experience or two years' experience or two years experience? [duplicate]

The title says it all; which is correct? Two year's experience or Two years' experience or Two years experience? Likewise, One year's experience or One years experience? I was surprised I couldn't ...
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Is there an apostrophe in “number of years experience?” [duplicate]

I'm developing a tool that looks at a person's resume and skill set. One of the features is to estimate how much experience a person has based on the length of time on a project and associated skills/...
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rent for three months [duplicate]

I'm drafting a lease which requires tenants to pay rent for the first three months when they sign the lease. Which one of the following is correct? Thanks. three month rent three month's rent three ...
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Two step method or two steps method [duplicate]

It seems like a particular dance is called "Two-step". It gave me some doubts about how to spell step in the description of a method I use. If my method has two steps, should it be called a two step ...
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Are the apostrophe placements correct in every example? [duplicate]

Are the apostrophe placements correct in every example? • two weeks' vacation • four days' personal time • three months' sabbatical time • ten nights' accommodations • three hours' sleep • eight ...
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Ten years (of) experience

IT professional with 10+ years of experience. Do I need to put "of" between "years" and "experience"? I would have put it without any doubt if I hadn't read a few examples without "of" in the book ...
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“A place nearby” but not “A place good”

I can ask any of: Do you know a breakfast place nearby? Do you know a nearby breakfast place? Do you know a good breakfast place? but I really can't ask: Do you know a breakfast place good? ...
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Explanation on when the possessive should be used instead of an attributive noun

How would you explain to a person who is learning English, and whose native language does not have attributive nouns, when the possessive should be used instead of an attributive noun? In particular, ...
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Why is the singular of “week” used in “two-week business trip”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run” According to Google, it is correct to say "two-week ...
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Winter('?)s first snow

I'm having a hard time deciding if these get apostrophes. The beauty of winters first snow. The days final light. If either or both need the apostrophe, where should I place it, and why?
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Inanimate Possession

I have been doing a lot of reading on possession and there still seems to be a lot of confusion amongst people. For example, two weeks' notice requires the apostrophe because it is two weeks of ...
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When do i use an apostrophe [duplicate]

do I need to use an apostrophe in a sign I had made, CONTRACTORS ENTRANCE thanks for your help
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“Today's news is tomorrow's history” — are those possessives? [duplicate]

In the sentence above, why is "'s" used? Is it considered a possessive? It seems strange to state that the news "belongs" to today or the history "belongs" to tomorrow.