Mimi's choice appears 100% logical to me, and I would defend it grammatically and logically. But I believe it is usually written this way:Tresley said:Oh Mimi - you are testing the native English speakers today!
Yes, your sentence is grammatically correct because it's a drive of only a few minutes. You could avoid the apostrophe by saying "By car, the temple is only a few minutes away from the station".
Is it, really? Perhaps that's a different question....rsweet said:It's the same as "a day's work."
Logically "a day's work" and "a few minutes' drive" are correct, so I don't think anyone could argue with either one.rsweet said:I agree with Kelly B. It's the same as "a day's work."
I do enjoy the opportunity to argue with the mighty Panj on matters gramatical.
How dare you challenge the great Panj. He's right. The great Panj is always right. the descriptive form is, "a ten minute walk"I do enjoy the opportunity to argue with the mighty Panj on matters gramatical.
In the above sentence the ten minutes reference is a descriptive.
The walk is being described as being of ten minutes duration.
I don't think that a descriptive can be a possessive.
Yes, apostrophe required.
It is a ten-minute walk.
It is ten minutes' walk.