Most, if not all, of the abstract nouns I've come across are singular.
1. My love for him is great.
2. Peace is very difficult to achieve.
3. The temperature of that pot is very high.
So can somebody please explain why out of every abstract noun, data is the one people think is plural? Of course, I realize this is because of the whole "it's plural for datum in Latin" argument, but I see two flaws in this:
1. nobody uses the word "datum," and
2. this is English, not Latin.
Please, I beg of you, prove me wrong. I want to know why this is.