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Grammar question - First and second chair or chairs?

Resume help!Represented clients as first and second chair in a variety of civil litigation mattersorRepresented clients as first and second chairs in a variety of civil litigation matters

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chair. I think the issue is the distinction as to whether or not the representation was on two different occasions, one being represented as first chair, the other represented as second chair, when joined by the conjunction and they would take the singular chair since each occasion would be treated as a singular event: e.g. Represented clients as first chair in a variety of civil litigation matters. So, context becomes somewhat subjective here. If the representation at the same time was as first AND second then one could say: Represented clients as first AND second chairs (ergo, simultaneously) in a variety of civil litigation matters. EDIT: Exactly...that would be my opinion on which one to use, either chair or chairs.
Sep 30, 2017
I would say the first is correct because 'chair' is implied after 'first'. so:- Represented clients as first chair and second chair in a variety of civil litigation matters is what you're really saying. 'First chair' and 'second chair' are two different positions.
Sep 30, 2017

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