Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 08:48:00 -0500

Author: Paul Nord

Subject: Re: data: singular or plural (was Breakage)

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What about:
Demonstrations at the nanotechnology seminar showed very little results
from years of dedication and hard work.

On Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at 03:46 PM, Jerry DiMarco wrote:

> We have very little data on the efficacy of such programs, where the
> quantifier very little, which is not used with similar plural nouns
> such as facts and results, implies that data here is indeed singular.



But what's the proper plural if you have more than one ha-ha? You'd be
really fenced in trying to find that.

On Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at 04:54 PM, Cynthia Coutre wrote:

> I could probably amuse myself for hours listening to this dictionary
> pronounce words. Ha.

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What about:

Demonstrations at the nanotechnology seminar showed very little
results from years of dedication and hard work.


On Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at 03:46 PM, Jerry DiMarco wrote:


We have very little data on the efficacy of such programs,
where the quantifier very little, which is not used
with similar plural nouns such as facts and
results, implies that data here is
indeed singular.





But what's the proper plural if you have more than one ha-ha? You'd
be really fenced in trying to find that.


On Tuesday, September 14, 2004, at 04:54 PM, Cynthia Coutre wrote:


I could probably amuse myself for hours listening to
this dictionary pronounce words. Ha.



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