Posted 2012-June-01, 08:54
"The data are" doesn't seem wrong to me, but "the data is" is so widespread that it rarely bothers me. An agenda is a list, so singular (in English, if not in Latin). An agendum is an item on a list, so also singular. According to the Free Dictionary online, the plural of "agendum" is "'agenda', also 'agendums'" so I suppose either is acceptable, though it could lead to "these agenda comprise an agenda", which certainly sounds a little weird.
Now this is one hell of a big brown and smelly thing for a believer to accept and swallow. -- Mr.Ace
As for tv, screw it. You aren't missing anything. -- Ken Berg
I have come to realise it is futile to expect or hope a regular club game will be run in accordance with the laws. -- Jillybean
Factor in Alzheimers, and I can not recall a bad result from aggessive action in this situation. -- Aguahombre
When I look through the hand records after a club evening, the boards I didn't play are always the ones where I would have done great. -- Cherdano