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How I can use these plurals in an academic text?

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:58 pm
by Taravat
Hi there,
Would you please explain how I can use the plural form of the words below in an academic text?
information- Research- Data- Staff

Thanks in advance!

Re: How I can use these plurals in an academic text?

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:57 am
by Joe
Taravat wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Hi there,
Would you please explain how I can use the plural form of the words below in an academic text?
information- Research- Data- Staff

Thanks in advance!
Information - uncountable noun, no plural

Research - uncountable noun, no plural

Data - strictly speaking data is already plural (the data were collected and classified); but in non-scientific use, it is treated today as an uncountable (singular) noun (there is not much data available)

Staff - can be singular (his staff of 100 people) or plural (the school staff were angry at the decision)

Re: How I can use these plurals in an academic text?

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:41 am
by gbaldanzi
Totally agree with Joe.

I just want to add that data is plural, while datum is singular.