Since the 90s or Since the 1990s

Discussion in 'English Only' started by saqibaziz, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. saqibaziz New Member

    Urdu
    Hi, I got stuck on a sentence and confused which one is correct from

    "Since the 90s" or "Since the 1990s"

    Thanks
     
  2. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Hello saqibaziz - welcome to the forums!

    I'd say that both are possible, though "since the 90s" is probably more informal than "since the 1990s".

    (Neither is a sentence, though:).)
     
  3. inorez New Member

    English - World
    You can use either. "Since the 90s" sounds more informal. At some time in the future "Since the 1990s" will be the only option, but we'll surely be dead by then.
     
  4. JulianStuart

    JulianStuart Senior Member

    Sonoma County CA
    English (UK then US)
    We are assuming the context will make it unambiguous that we are not referring to the 1890s or 1790s!
     
  5. RM1(SS)

    RM1(SS) Senior Member

    Connecticut
    English - US (Midwest)
    It should be "since the '90s," not "since the 90s."
     
  6. Loob

    Loob Senior Member

    English UK
    Not in my version of English, RM1....;)
     
  7. saqibaziz New Member

    Urdu
    Thanks to all
     
  8. saqibaziz New Member

    Urdu
    Oh yes, certainly, it's not complete sentence :)
    Thanks for help.
     
  9. RM1(SS)

    RM1(SS) Senior Member

    Connecticut
    English - US (Midwest)
    It's a contraction for "1990s" ("1890s," "1790s," &c), is it not? Don't contractions always have apostrophes in your version of English?
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
  10. Parla Senior Member

    New York City
    English - US
    :thumbsup:
     

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