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    Daniellll is offline Member
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    criteria vs criterion

    I hear many people talking about criteria in singular form. For example, he didn't meet the first criteria . Shouldn't we always use "criterion" instead of criteria in singular form?

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    Re: criteria vs criterion

    'Criteria' seems to be going the way of 'data' and 'media' and becoming singular whether we like it or not.

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    Re: criteria vs criterion

    As 5jj says, things are changing, but if you use criterion/criteria, the traditionalists will be delighted to hear a non-native speaker doing something they see native speakers getting wrong.

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