Tuesday, October 16, 2012

freshman/freshmen: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Monday, October 29, 2012

“Freshman” is the singular noun: “Birgitta is a freshman at Yale.” “Freshmen” is the plural: “Patricia and Patrick are freshmen at Stanford.” But the adjective is always singular: “Megan had an interesting freshman seminar on Romanesque architecture at Sarah Lawrence.”

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