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Rule 3: General Interpretation
Unless the context otherwise requires:
the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
words importing the masculine gender include the feminine and vice versa and references to the masculine or feminine include the neuter;
any explanatory notes, guidance notes and/or commentary are for the purposes of guidance only;
any headings are for ease of reference only;
"in writing" includes any form of written electronic communication normally used for business purposes, such as emails;
references to certificates, letters or other forms of written communication include references to those in both electronic and hard copy format; and
a reference to any statute, statutory provision, code or regulation includes any subordinate legislation (as defined by section 21(1) of the Interpretation Act 1978) made under it.