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Jan 11 2010   2:44PM GMT

Is that six month’s, six months’ or six months worth?



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Tags:
Business writing
CIO
grammar
possessives
Quiz
six month's worth or six month's worth
time periods

Which is correct?
The CFO suggested that the most practical solution might be to outsource the outstanding ____________ worth of backlog.
a. six month’s
b. six months’
c. six months

Answer: b.

Explanation:
This is the plural possessive form — it’s a backlog of six months’ worth — so we use the apostrophe after the s to indicate that.

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