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On a poster, would 'We the commuter' or 'We the commuters' be more correct?

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  • Maybe the message is from the Queen. – Sven Yargs Jan 8 '17 at 19:25
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If you allow that something can have versions that are gradeable ("more correct") then it seems to be an opinion-based question. I've not heard of more correct, only correct and incorrect. If you're asking if "we the commuter" is incorrect, that depends on one's perspective. English allows for a lot of flexibility. It could be a play on words of "we the people" with commuter being used as a personification of the mass of commuters standing as one. Stranger things have been done with English. Think different.

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  • Though I've said below that 'commuters' would be more grammatically correct, the singular 'commuter' in this instance to personify and singularise the masses is actually really cool. – Littletee Jan 8 '17 at 15:50
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It would be either I, THE COMMUTER or WE, THE COMMUTERS.

The only way WE would work with COMMUTER would be to say something like WE, THE COMMUTER COMMUNITY.

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'Commuters' is plural form, it should be used with 'We'.

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  • Commuter (noun, s.)

"As a regular commuter, I know the bus routes around here pretty well."

"I, the commuter, demand better services for my money."

  • Commuters (noun, pl.)

"A train packed with commuters"

"We the commuters, feel that travel-services in the UK need to rethink their pricing policies."

Edit: I'm also tempted to suggest an apostrophe to indicate the possessive noun in Commuters' Protest.

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