Sourcetigerduck said:Re: in two weeks/weeks' time/weeks time
Thank you for your answers.
Funny, in my book (Handbuch des englischen Sprachgebrauchs - it is mainly written in German) it says with a plural construction you can use it with or without the apostroph (examples from the book):
In five minutes/minutes' time (days/days')
In singular constructions the apostroph is necessary (again examples from the book):
In a week's/month's/year's time
It wouldn't be "he's wasting Lindas time." It's "he's wasting Linda's time."That's interesting. I was always under the impression that ... 's or ...s' translated to "is " (or are) Adding an "S" without an apostrophe makes it plural.
I realise this is a very old thread but had to respond...Fascinating discussion, but why even use the word time in the expression? Wouldn't in two weeks convey the meaning? Can week(s) be anything but time?