I have a title like:

Strong versus weak mode

I am not sure if I should use mode or modes?

  • Of course, you can dodge the question by lengthening the title: Strong mode vs. weak mode.
    – J.R.
    Jun 22, 2018 at 8:23
  • Depends whether you have one mode or modes on either side. Strong modes Vs. Weak Modes OR Strong mode Vs. Weak Mode OR Strong Vs. Weak modes OR Strong Vs. Weak Mode.
    – Maulik V
    Jun 22, 2018 at 8:59

1 Answer 1


You should use "mode", because either side of the "vs" refers to a single mode and not a plural.

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