RE: Grammar of verbs for nouns with "(s)"

Subject: RE: Grammar of verbs for nouns with "(s)"
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: "Technical Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 09:43:07 -0500

I dislike the (s) construction. So I make the phrase plural.



Sean Brierley
Technical Writer

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Subject: Grammar of verbs for nouns with "(s)"

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?


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