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Please can somebody explain when to use 'year's' and when to use 'years'? I am getting confused.

e.g. If I was to write I have a year's experience is that correct as you are only referring to one year?

Thanks in advance!

Andy
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Agreed!
In 'a year's experience' the word year is in the possessive case but in 'a year of experience' the possession is transferred to experience..
Example: men's team. The alternate would be Team of men. Similarly the alternate to above would be 'experience of one year.'
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Anonymousin 'a year of experience' the possession is transferred to experience..
No, 'of experience' merely describes the kind of year.
how about "my new year's resolution is" or "my new years resolution is"? which is which
Anonymouswhich is which
What do you mean? This is correct: My New Year's resolution is...
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There is no possession, but analogous to possessives, and formed like them, are certain expressions based on the old genitive case. The genitive here implies of. So it's 'one year's experience'. See Chicago Manual of Style, 7.24
You are correct. There is an implied "of". But there is no possession here and the phrase "three years of experience" is simply abbreviated to "three years experience". This is different from the possessive situation, where for example "the bridges of London" can be expressed as "London's bridges".
If I have a foot of wood, do I have a foots wood?
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No.
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