Plural or possessive (Months, Months', Month's)

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My wife and I have a disagreement over the proper use of the plural (or not) and possessive use (or not) of the concept in the following sentence:
$4000 is the total for the first 4 month(s,s','s) rent.
It seems that we could use any of the options it would be correct.
i.e.:
1) $4000 is a single amount for a single time period spanning 4 months = month's (strictly possessive)
2) $4000 is a single amount broken over 4 single months = months
(plural but not belonging to any month)
3) $4000 is a single amount amount broken over the 4 months in question = months'

So, which do you believe it should be?

asked May 11 '14 at 17:51 Moe Haliska New member

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$4,000 is a the amount for a single time period spanning four months.

 

Commas for numbers larger than 1000

Months has no posession, there should be no apostrophe

Spelling out numbers less than 10 is a pretty good idea as well

Try not to use the word 'single' more than once in a single sentence

 

How can I get a piece of this $4,000?

link comment answered Jan 04 at 18:05 Blake New member

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