My mobile app has a screen which shows Emergency contacts for that user. Contacts can be 1 or more than 1. What is correct standard or practice to show screen title - Contact/s OR Contact(s).

  • Can you provide an image of your current version? – Dimitra Miha Jul 7 '17 at 9:53

The Gregg Reference Manual recognises plural endings in parentheses as being the defacto way of showing conditional plurals.

i.e. Contact(s) rather than Contact/s.

However, in your case there seems to be no benefit to putting the plural ending in parentheses, so simply using Contacts would have the same effect and be more readable.

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    I always tend to have a 'count==1' test while rendering the page, so it'll say "1 Contact" or "2 Contacts", but I agree "n Contact(s)" is vastly better than "n Contact/s". – Steve Jones Jul 7 '17 at 10:28
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    In addition, just the word "Contact" can be taken as a verb instead of a noun and seem like an action instead of a description. – Grollo Jul 7 '17 at 12:07

"Emergency Contact List" might be clearer and not need to be singular or plural, but kind of long.

I don't think there's anything wrong with a plural header and only one item. It's different from seeing "1 somethings" ...just my opinion

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