Which is the correct way to say a team made up of freshmen players.  Is it the Freshman Basketball Team or the Freshmen Basketball Team?

asked Aug 02 '13 at 00:03 Danielle New member

1 answer


Patty is correct! This is the rule: 

“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.”

link comment answered Mar 03 at 05:04 Kim New member

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.