Re: I suppose this is my most frustrating grammar error

Subject: Re: I suppose this is my most frustrating grammar error
From: Annamaria Profit <inteltek2 -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 01 Mar 2002 10:37:05 -0500

Greg,
I run into scientists who correct me on this point regularly! In my understanding, "data" is a collective noun--and singular. But they also regularly point out that the singular version is "datum". I try not to open my mouth about "data" when they're around! ; )) And of course, whenever I get their edits back, that is "corrected". So what do I know...I ain't no stinkin SME...

At 09:53 AM 3/1/02 -0500, greg -dot- hamill -at- teradyne -dot- com wrote:

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

Annamaria Profit
E-mail: inteltek2 -at- earthlink -dot- net
URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~inteltek2
"Where it is possible, live in peace with all men."
(Romans 12:18)



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