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How come it is ok to write "results file", while you must write "result list" rather than "results list"?

  • There is nothing wrong with "results list". "Results" may imply things that are achieved successfully. Please check dictionaries. – Mustafa Jul 22 '17 at 18:03
  • Results is one of few nouns where you can pluralize it when you put it in front of list. See Google Ngrams. – Peter Shor Jul 23 '17 at 1:24
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Technically, either version is grammatically correct. However, the word "list" implies a plural amount of the item, therefore stylistically people only use a singular in front of "list". However, the word "file" does not imply a plural amount (technically you could have a file with only one result), so you can use plural form in order to clarify.

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