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Template:R to plural

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When used with the "Redirect category shell" (Rcat shell) template:

Template {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • To its plural form: This is a redirect from a singular noun to its plural form. Either {{R to plural}} or {{R from singular}} may be used to tag a singular-form redirect title.
    • Redirects of this sort exist for reader convenience in cases of singular–plural pairs or false singulars, wherein the plural or plural-looking form is better attested in usage, such that the normal "prefer the singular" Wikipedia naming convention is not followed. Examples:
    • Use this rcat to tag qualified mainspace redirects only; if qualified singular forms are found in other namespaces, use {{R from modification}} instead.
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Usage

#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R to plural}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the Redirect category shell template, which may be used to add as many appropriate rcats as needed, usually from one to seven, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R to plural}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag any mainspace redirect from the singular noun of a plural target. {{R from singular}} redirects here and may also be used.
  • Important note:
    • Redirects of this sort exist for reader convenience in cases of singular–plural pairs or false singulars, wherein the plural or plural-looking form is better attested in usage, such that the normal "prefer the singular" Wikipedia naming convention is not followed. This is not a license to create articles against the English-language Wikipedia's naming conventions, but it is only for those rare cases where the plural is the correct form and the singular is not. Examples:
    • If a singular → plural redirect does not fall within the above description, then consider if Wikipedia:Naming conventions (plurals) would indicate that a page move/rename to the singular title is necessary. The populated category is monitored by contributors who keep track of these to ensure compliance with Wikipedia policies and guidelines.
  • Some singular redirects are printworthy, such as those that are considered as possible article titles over their plural targets. When you add this rcat to a redirect that you decide is printworthy, then use the unnamed parameter to subdue the unprintworthy category in the following manner:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R to plural|1=printworthy}}
{{R with possibilities}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
or the 1= may be omitted:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R to plural|printworthy}}
{{R with possibilities}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
and if used individually:
{{R to plural|printworthy}}
{{R with possibilities}}
{{R printworthy}}
This will suppress the default Category:Unprintworthy redirects, and instead add the redirect to the Printworthy redirects and Redirects with possibilities categories. If there is any possibility that the plural target should be moved to the singular redirect's title per the WP:PLURAL naming guideline, then a requested move may be made to rename the plural form to the singular.

Aliases

  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used

See also