Re: input and output

Subject: Re: input and output
From: Kathryn Whitver <kathrynw -at- MICROWARE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 19:32:38 GMT

Rebecca Phillips <rebecca -at- qronus -dot- co -dot- il> wrote:

>Are input and output plural nouns? Inputs and outputs sound wrong to me, =
>but the engineers here seem to feel that since there is more than one =
>thing input, it should be a plural.

I agree with you that "inputs and outputs" sounds clumsy, although
I'm not sure that it would be wrong. You could circumvent the
problem by writing "input signals" or "output signals" or "input and
output signals" (or whatever is appropriate here...voltages, data,
etc.)

Kathryn

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