Is use of "(s)" allowed?

Subject: Is use of "(s)" allowed?
From: Michael Graham <graham -at- PEAKS -dot- ENET -dot- DEC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 08:26:44 PST

I've been unable to locate any definitive answers from the Techwr-l archives or
CMS. I include the following sentence in a software manual:
"The host computer will move the data from the cache module to the proper
drive(s)."

Comment: It is unknown whether the user is using one drives or multiple drives.

Question: is it proper to use (s)? If not, what are other structures seem
appropriate?

Thanks in advance for any insights you may have.

Mike Graham
Digital Equipment Corporation
graham -at- peaks -dot- enet -dot- dec -dot- com

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