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    please clear this doubt

    Some words are used as same in plural form.

    ex: information, data etc.

    like this, the word "software" can be used ? (what is the plural form of software )

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    Re: please clear this doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by varmaswathy81 View Post
    Some words are used as same in plural form.

    ex: information, data etc. As far as I know, "data" is the plural of "datum"

    like this, the word "software" can be used ? (what is the plural form of software )
    Not sure about "software". I, being an ignorant, would probably use it as an adjective, in order to avoid such problems: software updates, software improvements...

    Greetings,

    Charliedeut

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    Re: please clear this doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by varmaswathy81 View Post
    Some words are used as same in plural form.

    ex: information, data etc.

    like this, the word "software" can be used ? (what is the plural form of software )
    Information is an uncountable noun.
    Software is an uncountable noun.

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    Re: please clear this doubt

    As far as I know, "data" is the plural of "datum"
    Only if you want to be pedantic and show off. Its Latin origins notwithstanding, the word data has evolved in the English language.* It's uncountable and takes a singular verb.



    *similarly to the word media, although media can be used as singular or plural

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    Re: please clear this doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Only if you want to be pedantic [not my intention at all, I expect it's understood ] and show off. Its Latin origins notwithstanding, the word data has evolved in the English language.* It's uncountable and takes a singular verb.



    *similarly to the word media, although media can be used as singular or plural
    Thanks a lot and greetings,

    Charliedeut

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