crewman vs crew. Are these interchangeable?
- BookbinderLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
No, they are not interchangeable. 'Crewman' is a singular noun. 'Crew' is a plural noun. You should use 'crewman' when you speak/write of one member of a crew. You should use 'crew' when you speak/write of the entire crew.
- SBR32277Lv 77 months ago
No. Crewman is single. Crew is short for crewmen (plural/many) where you would write that an individual is part of a crew (group of many).
- bluebellbkkLv 77 months ago
And the same with 'staff'. A school has a staff made up of teachers. Each teacher is a member of the staff but NOT 'a staff', as we often see in non-standard English.
- Anonymous7 months ago
Singular vs plural.
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- 7 months ago
They aren't. The second represents plurality, the first singularity.
- Chi girlLv 77 months ago
No. A "crewman" is one member of "the crew."
- JoeLv 67 months ago
Not to their girlfriends.
- LônLv 77 months ago
No...crewman is single, crewmen is plural. Also the crew could have women in it..
- ZhinLv 77 months ago