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Which of these is correct?

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  1. 1. Which is correct?

    • 70's
      16
    • 70s
      5
    • '70s
      25
    • '70's
      1
    • Other
      2

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Just to see, Just to clarify I am talking about decades and not something possesive to the year 70.

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70's

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Posted

Not entirely sure, but I would say 70s, without any apostrophe.

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Wouldn't standard ownership rules apply regarding apostrophes?

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'70s

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Not entirely sure, but I would say 70s, without any apostrophe.

There is a contraction of 19 though.

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There is a contraction of 19 though.

If I was asked to clarify, I would probably write either '70s or 1970s, but I think in common parlance 70s is more likely to mean 1970s than the literal decade of 70-80 AD.

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'70s

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'70s

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'70s is definitely correct.

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'70s, because you are contracting the 19, and because you are referencing a plural amount of years within a decade and not implying that the decade owns something.

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70's I believe.

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I was around during the '70s.

I am in my 70's.

As examples.

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None of those are correct. Use the entire 4 digit years or repeat the errors that brought us to our doom in Y2K.

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I was around during the '70s.

I am in my 70's.

As examples.

This. :)

None of those are correct. Use the entire 4 digit years or repeat the errors that brought us to our doom in Y2K.

I'm sure we can trust someone named Enron....:rolleyes:

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'70s. For reference, see any style guide. Depending on what you're writing, some may require you to write 1970s.

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I was around during the '70s.

I am in my 70's.

As examples.

No you are in your 70s.

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No you are in your 70s.

Yup, true and correct. My mistake. Thanks.

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Def '70s.

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The poll results are kind of disturbing. Looks like the internet needs more grammar Nazis.

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