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    #1

    Are theses sentences correct?


    Are these sentences correct?

    A lot of effert has been put in.

    All the data has been erased.

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    Re: Are theses sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Are these sentences correct?

    A lot of effert has been put in.

    All the data has been erased.
    Yes, they are.

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    Re: Are theses sentences correct?

    Data is a Latin plural and should, therefore, be used with a plural verb. All the data have been erased.

    A lot of effort has been put into this project. .

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    Re: Are theses sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Data is a Latin plural and should, therefore, be used with a plural verb. All the data have been erased.

    A lot of effort has been put into this project. .
    I didn't notice the spelling of "effort". I disagree about "data", it may well be a Latin plural but in English it is both singular and plural and can take a singular or a plural verb. I would stick with "has".

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