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Jan 11 2010   2:44PM GMT

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

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

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.

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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