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    Grammar Nazi's

    I'm at work reading a book about database administration and it keeps referring to data in an odd way. It sounds so off but the books constant phrasing of this has me questioning myself. Here is an example

    "Therefore, how data are generated, stored, and processed is the subject of much discussion."

    Data is always followed by are instead of is. Am I crazy or is the author of this book?

    #2
    Data is plural is this situation, which would make the "are" correct. I may be mistaken though.

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      #3
      It can be used either way.

      Plural or singular.

      Also, "Nazis" should not have an apostrophe in the title of this thread.

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        #4
        Originally posted by portrait of a gentleman
        Data is plural is this situation, which would make the "are" correct. I may be mistaken though.
        Correct!

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          #5
          Awesome, I still have some shred of intelligence left, even after dropping out of college!

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            #6
            Originally posted by H.H. Holmes
            It can be used either way.

            Plural or singular.

            Also, "Nazis" should not have an apostrophe in the title of this thread.












            and interesting angle...

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              #7
              Originally posted by ryanmatthewdaily
              Originally posted by H.H. Holmes
              It can be used either way.

              Plural or singular.

              Also, "Nazis" should not have an apostrophe in the title of this thread.












              and interesting angle...
              YOU MISSPELLED THAT ON PURPOSE, YOU FUCKING GOOD-FOR-NOTHING TRICKSTER.

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                #8
                I was going to say something about American English vs British English but I don't think it makes a difference in this case.



                And I have shitty grammar anyways.

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                  #9
                  Haha, that's gonna be "Grammar Nazis," not "Grammar Nazi's," my friend.

                  And yes, the word data is plural. The singular is datum.

                  Edit: damn, beat me to it.

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                    #10
                    hahaha

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by H.H. Holmes
                      It can be used either way.

                      Plural or singular.

                      Also, "Nazis" should not have an apostrophe in the title of this thread.
                      why not?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Chris Fortune
                        Originally posted by H.H. Holmes
                        It can be used either way.

                        Plural or singular.

                        Also, "Nazis" should not have an apostrophe in the title of this thread.
                        why not?
                        For the same reason you don't need an apostrophe in the word cats.

                        Nazis is just the plural form of Nazi.

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                          #13
                          Don't argue with Seth, dude with destroy you





                          speaking of destroy, you should really come to Raleigh sometime soon, destroying is what we've been doing every Sunday lately

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by H.H. Holmes
                            It can be used either way.

                            Plural or singular.

                            Also, "Nazis" should not have an apostrophe in the title of this thread.
                            Beat me to it.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Chris Fortune
                              Originally posted by H.H. Holmes
                              It can be used either way.

                              Plural or singular.

                              Also, "Nazis" should not have an apostrophe in the title of this thread.
                              why not?
                              Well, the apostrophe is an indicator of ownership.

                              It would make sense if the thread title was "Grammar Nazi's grammar..." because it would imply that the grammar of the grammar Nazi is his/her own grammar.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by NathanC
                                Don't argue with Seth, dude with destroy you





                                speaking of destroy, you should really come to Raleigh sometime soon, destroying is what we've been doing every Sunday lately

                                I'll be back in the triangle in like a month. You guys should come to Asheville and skate the park on one of the days that it doesn't rain, which is once every 17 days.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by NathanC
                                    Don't argue with Seth, dude with destroy you





                                    speaking of destroy, you should really come to Raleigh sometime soon, destroying is what we've been doing every Sunday lately
                                    who said i was arguing with anyone? Just suck at grammars and I knows this.

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                                      #19
                                      Its implying each data is its own.

                                      So are is correct.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by someguy
                                        Originally posted by NathanC
                                        Don't argue with Seth, dude with destroy you





                                        speaking of destroy, you should really come to Raleigh sometime soon, destroying is what we've been doing every Sunday lately

                                        I'll be back in the triangle in like a month. You guys should come to Asheville and skate the park on one of the days that it doesn't rain, which is once every 17 days.
                                        haha, really dude me and Grasshoppa will go one of these days. I remember seeing some crazy spots a few years ago when I was in Asheville, must skate.







                                        Chris F, don't get all butt hurt, I was speaking to everyone in general



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                                          #21
                                          lol not butt hurt. Just don't think you need to get all high and mighty about your friends.

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                                            #22
                                            haha aight dude

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                                              #23


                                              lol actually I'm insanely bored at work and it's Friday and I quit smoking so I'm kind of losing it right now.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Chris Fortune


                                                lol actually I'm insanely bored at work and it's Friday and I quit smoking so I'm kind of losing it right now.
                                                damn dude.

                                                Grab some gum or just something chewy after work. I quit for a hot minute and that shit helped tons with stress.

                                                [edit]



                                                these are osm to.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by NathanC
                                                  Originally posted by Chris Fortune


                                                  lol actually I'm insanely bored at work and it's Friday and I quit smoking so I'm kind of losing it right now.
                                                  damn dude.

                                                  Grab some cum or just something gooey after work. I quit girls for a hot minute and that shit helped tons with stress.

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                                                    #26
                                                    It's odd that in the almost 3 years I've been in the IT field I've never heard or read the word datum before....

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