Re: Is use of "(s)" allowed?

Subject: Re: Is use of "(s)" allowed?
From: John Posada <jposada -at- NOTES -dot- CC -dot- BELLCORE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 11:47:47 -0500

Michael...

I see no problem with writing it that way. The only alternative I can think of
is:

"The host computer will move the data from the cache module to one or more
drives."

What would be the significance of losing the word "proper"?

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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
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