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#1 antsy

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:00

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


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:01

70's

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:05

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

#4 pack34

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:07

Wouldn't standard ownership rules apply regarding apostrophes?

#5 xendrome

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:09

'70s

#6 OP antsy

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 21:10

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

There is a contraction of 19 though.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 22:32

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.

#8 RatherLargeBear

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 22:49

'70s

#9 Colin McGregor

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 22:52

'70s

#10 Jeston

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 23:46

'70s is definitely correct.

#11 Lord Method Man

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 23:49

'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.

#12 Growled

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 23:51

70's I believe.

#13 +hedleigh

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 00:24

I was around during the '70s.
I am in my 70's.

As examples.

#14 Enron

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 00:36

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

#15 *RedBull*

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 00:39

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: