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Should I state “the data are,” or “the data is.” [duplicate]

I have an Excel sheet with a series of variables and the formula output. I am trying to report what the data is (are?). Should I say the "data are suggesting," or "the data suggests"? The latter ...
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Plurality of data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is “data” considered singular or plural? Milton Friedman, the Nobel-prize winning economist used to threaten that he would "take away any graduate student's Ph.D. ...
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2answers
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Should I use support or supports with data? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is “data” considered singular or plural? Which one the following is right grammar "Limited data support the use of ..." or "Limited data supports the use of ......
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“Data shows” Vs “Data show” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is “data” considered singular or plural? I was reading a book in which the author has used the sentence as follows: Data show that unemployment in America is in smaller ...
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2answers
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Data as a plural noun [duplicate]

In an academic writing, is it correct to make reference to "the data itself", being that data is a plural noun and itself is a singular pronoun?
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1answer
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Is “Do the data…” gramatically correct? [duplicate]

For example, in these websites: Do the data exist to make college rating systems work? Specialization and the Volume of Trade: Do the Data Obey the Laws? Immigration: What do the data tell us? In ...
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2answers
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Is “Do your data bear this out?” correct? [duplicate]

While reading SICP, if found the following expression: Since the Fermat test has O(log n) growth, how would you expect the time to test primes near 1,000,000 to compare with the time needed to ...
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1answer
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plural and the use of it [duplicate]

consider the following sentence: Once all data are collected, it is exported as ... I am not sure whether it is correct to use the word 'it' in this context?
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“Data” — singular or plural [duplicate]

Which of the following is correct? The data was kept in soft form. The data were kept in soft form.
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about the word data [duplicate]

I though it was British vs. American but watching Star Trek I've noticed the same character using two different pronunciations. Then I noticed other characters doing the same. Is there any rule for ...
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0answers
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these data of yours [duplicate]

"These personal data of yours will be shared with authorized public institutions and organizations." Is this sentence correct?
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Should the word “data” be used with “is” or “are” [duplicate]

I collect data (many). I want to describe this in a sentence: The collected data [is/are] public data. Can you tell me which one is correct is or are?
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6answers
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Is the word “data” now considered singular? If so, what about “datum”?

I know that the singular of data is datum. I know that data is a plural. However, common usage of the word "data" suggests it is used as a "collection of data". Here is [the collection of] data. ...
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7answers
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“It is they who lied” or “it is them who lied?”

Which is the correct usage of the third person, plural pronoun? It is they who lied. It is them who lied.
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6answers
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Which is correct: “All the media is” or “all the media are”?

I think I know that media is a plural word. So then which of the following is correct? All the media is... All the media are... When you search Google, both seem to appear at the same ...

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