Grammar of verbs for nouns with "(s)"

Subject: Grammar of verbs for nouns with "(s)"
From: "Tom Johnson" <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Technical Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 07:16:10 -0700

In my user interface, I have a confirmation message that says, "Success!
Your meeting(s) have been deleted." The "(s)" makes the subject singular or
plural. This leaves me wondering whether "have" is grammatically correct.
I'm not even sure what the (s) is called. Any help here? Thanks,



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