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    note or notes

    Let's say you are writing up a summary of a meeting you have attended to distribute in your company. At the end, you add your own comments and/or clarification of the matters that are not obvious in the main text. Should this additional section be titled "note" or "notes"? I am always unsure about this because your comments can contain i) just one point in one sentence, ii) just one point described in multiple sentences or paragraphs, or iii) multiple points described in multiple sentences or paragrpahs.
    I guess another way to phrase this question is, what does a "note" refer to? A point? A sentence? A section?


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    Re: note or notes

    However simple or complex your additional comments, you should write,

    N.B.:

    This refers to 'nota bene' (=Latin for, literally, 'note well'). This draws separate attention to the additional comments on, and clarification of what has been written.

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    Re: note or notes

    So you are suggesting an alternative, which I appreciate, but could you also resolve the specific problem I was having? If I choose to use the word "note" (not that I don't like "N.B."), should it be singular or plural? How is it affected by the contents? Or does it not matter?

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