Let's say my friend is reading a book or an article and wants to know how old it is, assuming there is no date printed on it.

Say he asks

Is this last year's?

I reply

No it is some other time's, it is definitely not last year's.

Is some other time's correct here in this expression? It sounds a bit odd to me. If it is not, can you please suggest an alternate expression.

  • I would rather answer with "No, it's older." which is shorter. The sentence you are using is a comma-splice: You are joining two independent clauses using the comma when a conjunction or another punctuation mark should be used. – kiamlaluno Apr 16 '13 at 22:07

Per my own and Wendikidd's comments to a deleted answer, the following are all unexceptional...

"Is this last year's?"
"Is this this week's?"
"Is this next month's?"
"Is this yesterday's?"
"Is this tomorrow's?"
etc., etc.

Note that there's normally an implied noun after the 's in each case (model, issue, newspaper, etc.)

But I doubt OP's "some other time's" would be considered "normal" by native speakers any context. If we wanted to express exactly that sense, we'd probably say "It's from some other time" (or more likely, some earlier/later time, if one of those two was obviously applicable).

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