I suppose this is my most frustrating grammar error

Subject: I suppose this is my most frustrating grammar error
From: "Liz Goodwin" <Liz -dot- Goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Mar 2002 10:22:14 -0500

Greg wrote:

No offence to Jeff (only the most recent user of this), but "data" is a
plural noun.
Greg

The Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications states under data:
"Use as either singular or plural in meaning but always with a singular
verb . . . Do not use datum or data are." Maybe Jeff was following this
style guide?


Liz Goodwin
Technical Writer, Dycor
AMETEK, P&AI
liz -dot- goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com

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