Re: Archive vs. Archives

Subject: Re: Archive vs. Archives
From: Linda Castellani <linda -at- GRIC -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 1999 17:39:18 -0800

At 06:34 PM 3/4/99 -0700, Larry Hoffenberg wrote:

>Should the item being stored in the repository be considered singular or
>plural? Would you consider the repository itself to be singular or plural?
>
>I'd appreciate any comments and analysis.

Here's what Webster has to say about the noun "archive:"

: a place in which public records or historical documents are preserved;
also : the material preserved -- often used in plural

Not exactly definitive, but it looks like either usage is okay.


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