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    headings of a table - date or dates / session or sessions

    I am curious whether the plural or singular form should be used for headings of a table. I've certainly seen both.

    E.g.

    Date / Dates Topic / Topics

    1/1/2015 Globalization
    2/1/2015 Deforestation
    ...... .................

    Many Thanks

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    Re: headings of a table - date or dates / session or sessions

    It could be either one.

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    Re: headings of a table - date or dates / session or sessions

    I think that the singular is far more common.
    It is similar to writing fields in a database. For example, you might have fields "Item, Price, Number Sold, Number In Stock, etc". They're not plurals.

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    Re: headings of a table - date or dates / session or sessions

    The singular also takes up less space, allowing narrower columns which might be important in getting the information printed as you want.

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