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Grammar Check anyone please?
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Overseasmom100 · 21/01/2021 21:17

is it

over 17 years teaching experience
over 17 years' teaching experience
over 17 year's teaching experience

Thank you

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FiveFootTwoEyesOfBlue · 21/01/2021 21:18

years'

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daisypond · 21/01/2021 21:20

years’ - yes.

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Ch3rish · 21/01/2021 21:21

It's not teaching grammar I assume Grin

The middle one as there's more than one year I'd say

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Scarby9 · 21/01/2021 21:21

I agree.
Or try:
I have been teaching for over seventeen years.
Or
I taught for over seventeen years.
Or
Having taught for over seventeen years.
There's always a way round a grammatical challenge.

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SnoozyBoozy · 21/01/2021 21:22

Yep, 17 years'

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TAmumto3 · 21/01/2021 21:24

I think the first one... not a contraction... not possession. I am a year 6 TA and teach a lot of grammar!

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WanderingMilly · 21/01/2021 21:24

years'

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Kitkat151 · 21/01/2021 21:25

First one

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Doyoumind · 21/01/2021 21:27

100% years'

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Overseasmom100 · 21/01/2021 21:28

I need to just say this one line so cant change wording ...so is it

1 or 2!!!

we have a mixed response

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LittleRa · 21/01/2021 21:28

Pop an “of” in to make it a straight plural:

Over 17 years of teaching experience

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Doyoumind · 21/01/2021 21:29

It is honestly years' OP. Don't listen to the others, who are wrong.

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FASDE1517 · 21/01/2021 21:30

Totally agree, it needs an 'of' and no apostrophe.

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TabbyStar · 21/01/2021 21:30

Years'

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iklboo · 21/01/2021 21:30

Second one - the experience 'belongs' to the years.

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Doyoumind · 21/01/2021 21:31

Pop over to pedants' corner for confirmation it's years'.

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LochJessMonster · 21/01/2021 21:31

I would say first one Blush
Or I would put ‘17years of teaching’

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picklemewalnuts · 21/01/2021 21:32

Grammar book says it's 1.

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ceeveebee · 21/01/2021 21:32

Agree years’

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daisypond · 21/01/2021 21:32

It is absolutely years’. I’m a professional editor.

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Overseasmom100 · 21/01/2021 21:32

like this but does THIS need an apst

Over 17 years of teaching experience

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Time40 · 21/01/2021 21:33

years' - because what it's really saying is "17 years of teaching experience". The implied "of" makes it a possessive, so you need the apostrophe. If the sentence were "I have been teaching for 17 years", there is no possessive, and therefore no apostrophe would be needed.

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Overseasmom100 · 21/01/2021 21:33

Im going with
Over 17 years of teaching experience

(no apostrophe)

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daisypond · 21/01/2021 21:34

@picklemewalnuts

Grammar book says it's 1.

That grammar book clearly says it is 2 - years’ - in both the examples.
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daisypond · 21/01/2021 21:35

@Overseasmom100

Im going with
Over 17 years of teaching experience

(no apostrophe)

That is fine too.
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