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In one week's time or one weeks time.

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flubba Sun 24-Mar-13 07:20:21

I think the former is correct but I'm not sure, can another pedant please advise?
Thanking you kindly.

PlacedInAnAwkwardPosition Sun 24-Mar-13 07:25:03

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FrazzleRock Sun 24-Mar-13 07:25:36

I would say "one week's time" as the time is belonging to the week

notjustamummythankyou Sun 24-Mar-13 07:33:46

Yes - one week's time, two weeks' time.

flubba Sun 24-Mar-13 07:52:49

Thank you - that's what I thought but got wobbly as I'm the only pedant one of my friends who's obsessive about grammar grin

So what about "in three weeks" - do you assume the word time and therefore write "in three weeks' " ?

poweredbytoast Sun 24-Mar-13 07:58:07

"I will go in three weeks" and "I will go in three weeks' time" are correct.

flubba Sun 24-Mar-13 08:15:08

Thank you powered.

flubba Sun 24-Mar-13 08:16:03

Thank you, powered. blush

(And then I nearly wrote [bush] which might have shown a rather different emoticon than I'd anticipated! wink)

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