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    Smile When to use "is" and when to use "are"

    Hi

    I'm not always sure when to use the plural form and when not. for example data is or are? please give me guidance and maybe a website where I can look it up when I'm not sure. thank you


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    Re: When to use "is" and when to use "are"



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    Re: When to use "is" and when to use "are"

    See "data is, data are" posted yesterday 20.27p.m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi

    I'm not always sure when to use the plural form and when not. for example data is or are? please give me guidance and maybe a website where I can look it up when I'm not sure. thank you
    Correctly, it is "data are." Sadly, I hear "data is" all too frequently.


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    Re: When to use "is" and when to use "are"

    Quote Originally Posted by RedMtl View Post
    Correctly, it is "data are." Sadly, I hear "data is" all too frequently.
    RedMtl,

    Both are correct. Hearing something all too frequently is a great indicator that it's a natural part of language.

    Better have a peek at,

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...data-data.html

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