The noun "data" is plural?

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I think the noun "data" is plural. The singular form, which is rarely used, is datum. So these data prove (and not this data proves)!

asked Oct 16 '11 at 09:07 Tony Yeung New member

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You are correct; data is a plural form of the noun datum.  Some consider this an antiquated construction, however, and many people now accept data as a singular and plural form.

link comment answered Oct 17 '11 at 15:24 Kimberly Expert

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