QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Excerpts from the script of the new CBS network series
“Salvation”:
+ “Scientists need to be observant, especially when investigating new phenomena.”
+ “That’s your supposition–hardly proof that your data are correct.”
Almost no one correctly uses “phenomena” as the plural of “phenomenon” anymore.
And almost no one correctly uses “data” as a plural.
Which isn’t to mention that the show is about an asteroid heading for Earth.
Who says TV isn’t educational?

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