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Friday, November 19, 2010

Criminal Sentence 476: Going back to School

From a newspaper article:

"their freshmen year"

This sentence concerns two people. Had it concerned one person, the correct phrase would have been "his/her freshman year." It's about two, so let's pluralize both words: "their freshmen years."


ChildsPlay said...

To me, "their freshmen years" sounds like they are going to be a freshmen for more than one year.

The Sentence Sleuth said...

True. Maybe "their freshman year" would sound better.