“One or More”

An extract from EDGAR that I included in the immediately preceding post refers to “the remainder of the covenant or covenants”.

I don’t know how prevalent the usage X or Xs is, as it’s not something you can search for.  But you’d be much better off saying instead one or more Xs.

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Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.

4 thoughts on ““One or More””

    • P.R.: MSCD 16.50 says that (s) is a very awkward alternative to one or more. And more generally, I never use the word covenant, but I’ll address that in detail in a future post. Ken

    • Jim: Sorry about the “inside baseball” terminology! “EDGAR” is a reference to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR system, where public companies file, among other things, their “material contracts.” “MSCD” is the initialism for my book A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. Ken


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