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    Default woman/women pilots?

    Which is correct:
    1-woman pilots
    2-women pilots

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    I would opt for "women pilots".
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    How about female pilots? ;)

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    Good call Shane!
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    I only thought of that because I was recently asked if we should say 'Fifty woman teachers' or 'Fifty women teachers.

    I told them 'Fifty female teachers' would be a better choice. :)

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    Default Re: woman/women pilots?

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Which is correct:
    1-woman pilots
    2-women pilots
    Compound nouns with people normally use the plural with men and women, but the singular with lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    How about female pilots? ;)
    I'm with you, dude! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    How about female pilots? ;)
    Drunks in bars are unlikely to make disparaging remarks about 'female drivers'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by shane
    How about female pilots? ;)
    Drunks in bars are unlikely to make disparaging remarks about 'female drivers'.
    Good point. :wink:

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