Is data singular or plural?

If, like me, you enjoy the study of the history and evolution of words, you are an etymologist of sorts.

The best part is, etymology has nothing to do with bugs. 🙂

Have you ever wondered about the use of the word data. Is it singular or plural?

Well according to one of my favorite online resources, Grammar Girl, it is a little of both.

Enjoy!

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/is-data-singular-or-plural.aspx

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About barbarawmadden

I began teaching in 1981, but after a few years decided staying home with my children was what was best for my family. After almost 20 years raising four children, I returned to the classroom in 2005.

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