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I want to modify the verb phrase (seemed unscathed) by adding adverbial phrases like this. Which one (from a - d) is grammatically correct ?

He seemed unscathed
  a) by his long years    serving a prison sentence.
  b) by his long years'   serving a prison sentence.
  c) by his long years of serving a prison sentence.
  d) by his long years,   serving a prison sentence.
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    Idiomatic would be: by his long years in prison. But if you have to choose, go for a). Aug 6, 2021 at 19:18
  • Thank you very much !
    – Kumas
    Aug 6, 2021 at 20:03
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    Or by his long prison sentence. Aug 6, 2021 at 21:06

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