Which is the correct answer?

I'll be there in a _____ time.

A) day or two
B) day or two's
C) day's or two's


B) is the correct answer.

I'll be there in a day or two's time.


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  • @Mari-LouA Check the link. It's an expression. – Cathy Gartaganis May 30 '16 at 5:25
  • @Mari-LouA It' s just an expression. None of the examples in your link use 'or'. – Cathy Gartaganis May 30 '16 at 7:33
  • @Mari-LouA There isn't a rule for every single thing. – Cathy Gartaganis May 30 '16 at 10:42
  • @Mari-LouA Please put your comment back. It was a nice comment. – Cathy Gartaganis May 30 '16 at 11:26
  • I'm sorry, I deleted the three comments because I don't agree that the answer couldn't have been fleshed out. You can offer an explanation for the answer, rather than saying it's answer "B)". The link in your answer is helpful, but it doesn't explain. I can't bring my comments back, but no real harm's been done, just delete yours, and no one is the wiser. – Mari-Lou A May 30 '16 at 11:30

I think

I'll be there in a day or two's time.

is defensible, but it would be far more euphonious to say

I'll be there in a day's time or two days' time.

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  • "A day's time or two days' time" is much too wordy. You can say "one or two days' time" if you don't like the original. – Peter Shor Sep 18 '16 at 22:10

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