Re: Plural form of appendix

Subject: Re: Plural form of appendix
From: Patricia Egan <capdev -dot- communications -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Kirsty -dot- Taylor -at- mincom -dot- com
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 19:34:11 -0700

We use appendices.

Pat

On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 5:32 PM, <Kirsty -dot- Taylor -at- mincom -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi Debra,
>
> I've only got the Oxford Australian dictionary handy, and it lists both
> appendixes and appendices as plural for appendix, without drawing any
> distinction between the organ and end-matter in a book (though the
> definitions for the singular do). Have you checked a Macquarie dictionary?
> That, together with the Australian Style Manual should give you an
> indication of current accepted usage in Australia.
>
> >From a purist perspective, I would prefer appendices (and indices, and
> matrices), but I am seeing a tendency in Australia for these latinate
> words to start using English plural forms (simple -s/-es) rather than the
> latinate plural.
>
> I would use the Australian Style Manual (and Macquarie, presuming it
> supports it) to show appendixes is acceptable in modern Australian usage.
>
> Hope this helps,
> KT
>
> Kirsty Taylor
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> 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?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Debra Jones | Technical Writer | Editure
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Plural form of appendix: From: debra.jones
Re: Plural form of appendix: From: Kirsty . Taylor

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