My fiancee and I are drafting our wedding contract. There are many things it's important to get right in such a document, and grammar should hopefully be among the easier ones.
One portion of a sentence in the draft contract currently reads:
"we choose each other as partners for all life's journeys"
Is "as partners" (plural) grammatical? I see an argument for "as a partner" (because we're choosing only one partner), but for reasons I'm having trouble articulating, that formulation (with "partner" in the singular) sounds funny to me.
One way to resolve this would be: "We each choose the other as a partner..." That one very clearly sounds right only when "partner" is singular. But the overall phrasing seems clunky, so I'd prefer not to use that sort of formulation.