Best way to display number of selected objects in a Status Bar?

I am thinking ways to display number of selected objects on my application Status Bar.
The application is basically a gird view of objects and I intend to show the number of objects listed as well as the number of objects selected by the User.

I browsed through multiple apps and found various implementations e.g.
Windows Explorer - (100 items, 2 selected)
Gmail - 2 of 100
Powerpoint - Slide 1 of 10
MacOS Finder - 2 of 100 selected
Ubuntu - 100 items

I couldn't clearly derive a best approach. Some applications are using Items and Selected keys, some show just the numbers.

What do you guys think. From a user's point of view, what is more relatable?

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  1. You shouldn't overthink much such small details - just pick one if you are stuck. You'll be able to improve letter - when you work longer on the product and get more familiar with it.

    From your examples, only few "fit the bill":

    > Windows Explorer - (100 items, 2 selected)
    Shows total and selected, but whole string is mechanical (doesn't read/sound like sentence)

    >Gmail - 2 of 100
    Two of 100 of what?

    > Powerpoint - Slide 1 of 10
    Nothing about selection

    > MacOS Finder - 2 of 100 selected
    Does the job same as Windows example, but sounds nicer. Would go with this one

    > Ubuntu - 100 items
    Nothing about selection

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  2. Thanks, I preferred the Mac Finder too.
    Defining now!

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