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Subject:Re: Is use of "(s)" allowed? From:Sella Rush <SellaR -at- APPTECHSYS -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 4 Mar 1997 12:53:37 -0800
Visual aesthetics aside, drive(s) seems right to me. It's a well known
shorthand that clearly indicates to the reader a choice: "drive or
drives." If you use "drives" or "one or more drives" the question you
have to ask is whether user using only 1 drive might somehow get
confused. You know your audience best.
Applied Technical Systems, Inc. (ATS)
Bremerton, Washington USA
Developers of the CCM Database