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I am attaching one copy of three different documents to an email. Do I say "Attached is a copy of the last 3 documents" or "Attached are copies of the last 3 documents?"

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    How many attachments are there? Commented Sep 23, 2021 at 15:04
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    "Attached are copies of the last 3 documents?" would be most idiomatic.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Sep 23, 2021 at 15:17
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    ...unless "one copy of three documents" means you pressed the 'continue' button on the copier to make one document comprising all three individual ones, hence my request for clarification. Is that one copy of all three together, or one copy of each? Commented Sep 23, 2021 at 15:36
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    Unless there is a single attachment, I don't see the value of specifying one copy over a copy (or copies). It's easy for the recipient to make copies of an electronic document. Attaching multiple copies of the same document serves no purpose, so why say "one"?
    – DjinTonic
    Commented Sep 23, 2021 at 15:43
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    This question is very similar: "Attached {is/are} X, Y and Z." If X, Y and Z are all singular, is it correct to use "is" here?
    – Stuart F
    Commented Sep 23, 2021 at 19:37

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