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plural possessive or just plural

 
 
Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 08:55 pm
I wrote "decades-old tradition" - my editor corrected it to "decades'-old tradition." I disagree. Which of us is correct?
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 09:01 pm
@choffman,
If you meant more than one decade, your editor is correct. I don't know why either of you used the hyphen.
knaivete
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 10:33 pm
@roger,
Head for (get to) the chopper roger, save yourself now and take me with you.






roger
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 10:56 pm
@knaivete,
Wot?
knaivete
 
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Reply Tue 11 Mar, 2014 11:12 pm
@roger,
I own you now we are one.

https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/apostro.asp
roger
 
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Reply Wed 12 Mar, 2014 12:27 am
@knaivete,
Beats **** outta me, buddy.

Byeee
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knaivete
 
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Reply Thu 13 Mar, 2014 01:02 am
@choffman,
You are correct choffman and your editor is incorrect.

The decades or the decades-old or the decades old

do not OWN the tradition

thus the use of an apostrophe is an egregious error.
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