I'm writing up some instructions and have come across a clumsy phrase:
to which the relevant file/s is/are written.
This seems like a silly way to write this, it's also easy to misread as the slashes take up more space than the spaces. I thought about writing
to which the relevant file is/files are written.
But that's not something I remember seeing anywhere else, so I'm wary of it being confusing for someone to read ("What do they mean 'is and/or files'?").
Should I use the former, or the latter? Or maybe, just accept bad grammar for readability.
to which the relevant file/s are written.