Re: Fig. or Figs.?

Subject: Re: Fig. or Figs.?
From: Loren Castro <lfc -at- SOL -dot- CHINALAKE -dot- NAVY -dot- MIL>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 1995 10:31:00 -0700

Brad DeMond's question:

> 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?

I don't like "Fig. 1-4" because it looks like the fourth figure in
Section 1. It could confuse the reader at least momentarily. I would
spell it out: see Figures 1 through 4.

lfc -at- sol -dot- chinalake -dot- navy -dot- mil

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