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Subject:Fig. or Figs.? From:Brad DeMond <bdemond -at- SUMS -dot- SHIGA-MED -dot- AC -dot- JP> Date:Fri, 27 Oct 1995 10:25:34 +0900
I'm working with a medical text that refers to several figures at one time.
Question: is it better to use the singular or plural form in such as case,
i.e. (see Fig. 1-4) or (see Figs. 1-4), or is either style okay as long as
the usage is consistent?