The following grammatical rules shall apply in the ordinances of the city:
   A.   Gender: The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders.
   B.   Singular And Plural: The singular number includes the plural, and the plural includes the singular.
   C.   Tenses: Words used in the present tense include the past and the future tenses and vice versa, unless manifestly inapplicable.
   D.   Use Of Words And Phrases: Words and phrases not specifically defined shall be construed according to the context and approved usage of the language. (Ord. 1218 § 3, 1974)