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I am writing a letter referencing a document title. I have several of the same document that I need to include the title of the documents in the letter. Do I write "please find six Form 2322" or "please find six Forms 2322"?

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"six copies of Form 2322" would seem to solve the problem nicely –  Kate Gregory Mar 22 '13 at 14:19
    
Never pluralize such names, if only to avoid confusion. The conventional way to write this would be six of Form 2322, or six numbers Form 2322 (using a separate noun). –  Kris Mar 22 '13 at 14:23
    
Thank you for your assistance. –  Mary Mar 22 '13 at 14:34

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Neither of the phrases “Please find six Form 2322” or “Please find six Forms 2322” is suitable, the first because of an unsuitable singular, and the latter a missing specifier. Kate Gregory's suggestion, “...six copies of Form 2322” is usable, and Kris's of “...six of Form 2322”, a little less so. The form I suggest is “Please find six each Form 2322” (or perhaps “Please find six each of Form 2322”) with the word each separating the count from the item description.

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Thank you for your assistance. –  Mary Mar 22 '13 at 14:34
    
This is correct, but it sounds strange to me, and I think quite a few people would agree. Especially for "please find six each Form 2322." I think "...six copies of Form 2322" is very clear and flows nicely. –  Ben Mar 22 '13 at 14:53
    
@Ben, I agree that “...six copies of Form 2322” flows nicely. But standard wording for listing items in an order in a telex or twx used to be a format like "Q ea. D @ P" where Q is a numeric quantity, D is an item description, and P is a price. It is possible that format has faded from use. –  jwpat7 Mar 22 '13 at 15:30
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Yeah, I was just trying to point out that last part. I don't think many people use it, so if you say it in a conversation, people might look at you funny. It could probably pass in formal writing to put "..six each Form 2322." –  Ben Mar 22 '13 at 15:33

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