Section 175-2 WORD USAGE.
A. Words used in the present tense include the future tense; words used in the singular number include the plural number, and words in the plural number include the singular number, unless the obvious construction of the wording indicates otherwise.
B. The word "shall" is mandatory; "may" is permissive.
C. Unless otherwise specified, all distances shall be measured horizontally and at right angles to the line in relation to which the distance is specified.
D. The word "building" includes the word "structure;" the word "lot" includes the words "plot" and "parcel."
E. The word "used" shall be deemed also to include "erected," "reconstructed," "altered," "placed" or "moved."
F. The terms "land use" and "use of land" shall be deemed also to include "building use" and "use of building."
G. The word "state" means the Commonwealth of Virginia.
H. The word "town" means the Town of Front Royal, Virginia.
I. The word "person" includes a firm, association, organization, partnership, trust, company or corporation as well as an individual.