Several years experience or Several years'experience. Is the possessive apostrophe needed?

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    The apostrophe is mandatory here. However, it should be "several years' experience" with a space before the word "experience". Omitting the space is worse than omitting than omitting the apostrophe.
    – rjpond
    Oct 11 '20 at 10:53

Strictly speaking, the apostrophe is correct, as the experience belongs to the several years, though I’d imagine you’d very often see this phrase without it, and there’s a possibility that these days it would be accepted as being just as correct.


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