Plural Misunderstandings

The plural forms of some nouns are widely misunderstood.

The two with which I am the most familiar are phenomenon and criterion. These usually are regarded as mistakes when their plural forms are misused.

On the other hand, data and bacteria, both of which are plural forms, are misused so often that even the experts have come to find such usage acceptable.

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I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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