I want to display some attributes with a cardinal number. The following is an example with a software testing framework, but this question applies to more general cases:
1 Error 4 Success 5 Failure
I can implement a function so that the attributes agree in number with the value like:
1 Error 4 Successes 5 Failures
But I want to keep things simple as possible, and not want to bother doing so if that is not a problem.
Will it look like a mistake or un-professional if I do not implement number agreement and go with the first option above, or can there be an understanding among the users that it is okay with always having the singular forms? There is also an option of going with all plural like:
1 Errors 4 Successes 5 Failures
but that looks more like a mistake.