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5 years' imprisonment"?

 
 
Thu 20 Oct, 2022 04:27 pm
Causing death by careless driving can be punished by up to five years imprisonment.

Should it be "5 years' imprisonment" instead?

Thanks.
 
roger
 
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Thu 20 Oct, 2022 05:05 pm
@tanguatlay,
No. I would only use quotation marks if the driver were not actually in prison.
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Mame
 
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Thu 20 Oct, 2022 08:19 pm
@tanguatlay,
Yes. It's replacing 'of'.

Five years' imprisonment = five years OF imprisonment.
tanguatlay
 
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Fri 21 Oct, 2022 05:51 am
@Mame,
Thanks, Mame!
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PoliteMight
 
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Sat 22 Oct, 2022 07:53 pm
@tanguatlay,
That depends on what happens.

That Athlete who had the sex change. Did he go to jail?

_______ hit a cyclist. Not there fault. _____ was reporting it to the officer and it was funny how the officer realized ____ was the driver and gave ____ a blank stare. Ambulance came picked the rider up. ______ suppose to meet somebody or something afterwards but their was nobody arrived so they left.

It depends on what happens during the drivin itself.

.....................

Somebody looking to rob me I would just gun-it and could careless. $#@ thieves.





Mame
 
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Sun 23 Oct, 2022 06:12 am
@PoliteMight,
What medications are you not taking?? You completely missed the point of the OP's question. Or maybe you're just in the wrong thread?
izzythepush
 
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Sun 23 Oct, 2022 06:15 am
@Mame,
Not to mention that someone who does not know the difference between there, their and they're has no place advising on grammar or spelling.
Mame
 
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Sun 23 Oct, 2022 06:17 am
@izzythepush,
True that. Plus, in every relationship thread/post, he has to throw in some lesbian comment or other assumption before winging off into some deranged wanderings that have nothing to do with the issue. His advice is garbage.
izzythepush
 
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Sun 23 Oct, 2022 06:47 am
@Mame,
I think A2K is used as therapy in some nuthouse judging by the amount of antisemitic delusional idiots who've turned up recently.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Sun 23 Oct, 2022 05:07 pm
@izzythepush,
I definitely have asked others here if they ever felt this was some sort of game/experiment of about 10 'techs' and about 10 of us.
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ascribbler
 
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Mon 24 Oct, 2022 05:54 am
The plural possessive is years'.

https://grammarhow.com/years-or-years/
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