Which is Correct, Groomsman or Groomsmen?
When buying gifts for groomsmen, many couples choose to personalize the gifts with the guys' names and position in the wedding. But which form of the word "Groomsman" is the right one to use?
Groomsman - The singular form is correct when you are referring to the individual guy. For example, "Nate is a groomsman." So when personalizing a gift with the groomsman's name and place in the wedding, the right form to use is "Groomsman".
Groomsmen - The plural form is correct when you are referring to all the guys together. For example, "Nate is one of my groomsmen." When personalizing a gift for Nate, you should not use the plural unless you are actually inscribing it with, "Nate - One of the Groomsmen".
To make things even more confusing, Groomsman is a compound word, but Best Man is not. When personalizing a gift for the Best Man, you should always include a space between the words: Best Man, never Bestman.