[Taxacom] Remark or Remarks

Soowon Cho chosoowon at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 23:28:51 CDT 2017

Dear all,

Thank you all for the replies on the question regarding remarks/remark. I
think it is better to stay with "remarks" as a subheading.
This also reminds me of Material/Materials and Methods as I see both cases
in different journals.


On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 12:12 AM, Peter Rauch <peterar at berkeley.edu> wrote:

> 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, ....)
> Peter
> 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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Soowon Cho
chosoowon at gmail.com
Dept Plant Medicine
Chungbuk Nat'l Univ
Cheongju, 361-763

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