Re: Plural form of appendix

Subject: Re: Plural form of appendix
From: Arroxane Tamisan Ullman Ebr <arroxane -at- aol -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:53:36 -0400

According to Wikipedia

The correct plural of appendix depends on the circumstances. When referring to the text at the end of a book or article, the plural is appendices. In the sense of the organ, appendixes is the only plural. Compare vacuum, which can pluralize to vacua or vacuums depending on the meaning.

Of course, that's probably just here in America. Not sure about Australia, never been (or written) there.

Best of luck.


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From: debra -dot- jones -at- editure -dot- com
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Subject: Plural form of appendix

I was taught (in my technical writing course) that the plural form of
appendix is appendixes. The Style manual-printed by the Australian
Commonwealth Government-also says appendixes.

I am working with a bid manager (a contractor) who is using appendices
because her husband found on the internet that appendixes means more
than one appendix (body part).

Does anyone use appendices in bid documents or other documents? Does
anyone use appendixes?


Debra Jones | Technical Writer | Editure


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