[Taxacom] Remark or Remarks

Peter Rauch peterar at berkeley.edu
Tue Oct 17 10:12:44 CDT 2017

You might consider "Remarks" to be the label of the section of a species
description where ONE or MORE comments, thoughts, ideas, statements,
questions, and other "remarks" can be written. There may even be NO remarks
to include in the "Remarks" section (in which case, I suppose you can omit
the section label "Remarks").

In other words, don't try to figure out whether "one kind of comment", or
"just one sentence", is one or more "remarks", thus avoiding the need to
make a choice between "Remark" and "Remarks" (even one sentence can have
more than one idea in it; I don't know what a "kind" of a comment is
--perhaps it too can contain several ideas, thoughts, questions, ....)


On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 11:05 PM, Soowon Cho <chosoowon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear members,
> As a foreigner, I am confused with the word Remark in a taxonomy paper. As
> you know, when each species is described in a paper, we usually put
> comments at the end under Remark/Remarks. I see sometimes Remark, other
> times Remarks. I sometimes see Remark(s). Someone also told me that if
> there is only one kind of comment or just one sentence, then it is Remark,
> otherwise Remarks is used. Which do you think is right?
> Sincerely,
> --
> Soowon Cho
> chosoowon at gmail.com
> Dept Plant Medicine
> Chungbuk Nat'l Univ
> Cheongju, 361-763

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