Writing for Business

Mar 4 2009   10:11PM GMT

Plurals and possessives

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
According to your contract, you’re required to give _________ notice.
a. two weeks
b. two week’s
c. two weeks’

Answer: c
Two weeks is plural and two weeks’ notice is another way of saying a notice of two weeks, so the apostrophe is used to express possession.

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  • Stevegs
    Why is there an apostrophe after the phrase "a notice of two weeks"? Please fix. courtesy of the department of redundancy department
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  • Jaeo
    Oh, that would be because we totally missed and also failed to notice that typo. Fixed. Thanks for catching it, Stevegs, and long live the DRD!
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