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    In this article comes at the begining or at the end

    "In the article the data calculated by this scientist have been included."

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    "The data calculated by this scientist have been included in the article."

    Which sentence would you go for?
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    Re: In this article comes at the begining or at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "In the article the data calculated by this scientist have been included."

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    "The data calculated by this scientist have been included in the article."

    Which sentence would you go for?
    Neither, I would use ""The data calculated by this scientist has been included in the article".

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    Re: In this article comes at the begining or at the end

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    Neither, I would use ""The data calculated by this scientist has been included in the article".
    I've read that "the data" is usually used with plural verbs in technical and scientific writing. Is this information accurate?

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    Re: In this article comes at the begining or at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I've read that "the data" is usually used with plural verbs in technical and scientific writing. Is this information accurate?
    No. Some writers favour a plural data, some a singular.

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    Re: In this article comes at the begining or at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No. Some writers favour a plural data, some a singular.
    This depends on the discipline and/or the publication style guide. The plural data makes more sense (to me) when used in sciences and/or quantitative analysis.

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