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

Subject: Re: Is use of "(s)" allowed?
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 1997 09:07:24 -0800

At 08:26 AM 3/4/97 PST, Mike Graham wrote:
>
>Question: is it proper to use (s)? If not, what are other structures seem
>appropriate?
>
Who knows how proper it is (I suspect this construction is *mandatory* in
Mil specs), but it sure is ugly, isn't it? In this situation I always use
the plural because it covers one or more of whatever it is you're writing about.

--Wayne Douglass

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