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I have two phrases and the "experts" disagree on the correct way. Anyone?

 

-my three year olds nursery school -

 

 

-We all have areas in our life (lives?) to move through. -

 

Suggestions? Confirmation?

 

-Karen

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Hi Karen:

 

Don't know if anyone agrees, but this would be how I would handle each of these:

 

-my three year olds nursery school -

 

my three year old's nursery school or

my three-year-old's nursery school

(either way, but the possessive always goes to the word 'old')

 

-We all have areas in our life (lives?) to move through. -

 

We all have areas in our lives to move through

The subject and verb are plural ('we all have') so 'lives' should be plural as well.

 

Hope that helps!

Tracey

 

 

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Guest Kathy Zengolewicz

I agree with Tracey, too. And I would also go with the hyphenated version of the first sentence.

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