Is Either singular or plural

Is Either singular or plural? Either is a determiner, a pronoun, a conjunction and an adverb. Such are its uses. When used as a pronoun it is used as a singular. Which set of pencils do you want want, the blue or red? I don't want either. Where shall we go, to the beach or […]

Is Donald Trump on Quora

Is Donald Trump on Quora? Sean, I asked you nicely for an apology for your referring to my “lawn” that you said Donald Trump would “water.” Instead, amazingly, you wrote back that you did not mean a real lawn like a house’s lawn. If you did not mean a real lawn like a houses’s lawn, […]

Is data singular or plural

Is “data” singular or plural? It is both, or one. Depending on how you look at it. Data usually refers to bits of information; a time, a color, a gigabyte, a song note, or a grocery list. But data also refers to data as a whole. The only constraints are the limits you put on […]

Is came singular or plural

Is “came” singular or plural? “Came” is the past tense of “to come,” which is a verb (an “action” word.) Actions in English do not (normally) have plurality. Plurality (normally) pertains to the person or persons performing an action. Who came? (“Him/her/it—or them?) Then, of course, is the question of multiple actions as in. “…his […]

Is cacti plural

Is “cacti” plural? That is what my field guide says it is. “CACTI of the Southwest” by W.Hubert Earle, Director Emeritus from the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Granted, it is originally from 1963. But the book was revised and went into second print in 1986. Here I read that “cactus” actually is derived […]

Is Binoculars singular or plural

Is ‘Binoculars’ singular or plural? Some nouns are used only in the singular, even though they end in -s. These include: the names of academic subjects such as classics, economics, mathematics/maths, physics; the physical activities gymnastics and aerobics; the diseases measles and mumps; and the word news: Maths was never my best subject at school. […]

Is being racist edgy

Is being racist edgy? You know, I have built a reputation out of answering the uncomfortable questions using the language of economics to explain human evolution, development, behavior, and thought. And providing uncomfortable but true information is always ‘edgy’. And working on ‘edgy’ subjects draws attention. Despite writing rather prolifically against racism (particularly racism against […]

Is Barack Obama an atheist

Is Barack Obama an atheist? No. Barack Obama is pretty evidently a Protestant Christian. Reading some of the answers here is so dispiriting I want to leave the human race and hide in a cave. They seem to be written by the sort of people who talk ad nauseum about skepticism, rationality and critical thought […]

Is bacteria singular or plural

Is bacteria singular or plural? A single creature is a bacterium. A cluster of them is bacteria. You do, however, hear English speakers say "bacterias," but they don't mean simply more than one bacterium. They mean it as a shorthand for something like "cultures of bacteria," or "several species of bacteria," ("She's infected by several […]

Is axis singular or plural

Is “axis” singular or plural? Dear M. Anonymous, Good question. “Axis” can look plural because of its “s” ending, but it is not. PLURAL: The word “axis” is singular. Its irregular plural is “axes” (not “axises”). This is one word ending in “s” whose plural form is not created by adding the expected “es”; instead, […]

Is a bullet journal useful

Is a bullet journal useful? Support and Defend series. Because of a tragedy in my life, and finding it difficult to think or write, yes, it went on hiatus for awhile. But I had not only the project in my Bullet Journal, but a clear outline of where I was in the project. In going […]

Is army singular or plural

Is army singular or plural? Army is singular: “armies” is the plural. singular army = singular . . . plural = armies In American English it is always singular. In British English they might sometimes use a plural verb to talk about what the people in the army are doing. Army is singular. Armies is […]

Is 05 singular or plural

Is 0.5 singular or plural? Is 0.5 singular or plural? [math]0.5[/math] is a symbolic representation of a number and is neither singular nor plural. All numbers, referred to as a number, are singular. Hence we say The number 0.5 is spoken in English as zero point five or a half. The value of the number […]

In what ways does physics change your world view

In what ways does physics change your world view? Most of physics is mind-blowingly counter-intuitive. Oftentimes you learn things in physics and you think ‘No, that can’t be. Can it? It can’t be.’ And yet the proofs of the things that do not seem to make sense, both theoretical and experimental, are simple, clear, and […]

In Spanish were learning about the subjunctive How would you conjugate the verb in parentheses El padre le dijo al hijo que callarse

In Spanish, we’re learning about the subjunctive. How would you conjugate the verb in parentheses “El padre le dijo al hijo que _______ (callarse)”? El padre le dijo al hijo que se callara/callase. Both options are correct and used by native speakers. I used the imperfective subjunctive, but why? Because the first verb is conjugated […]

In Spanish how do you say lunch

In Spanish, how do you say “lunch”? My two cents are based on Mexican culture. There is no literal translation for “lunch” because traditionally, in Mexico, there is no such thing. In the morning everyone starts out with breakfast, or “desayuno”. If it is late breakfast that can be best classified as “brunch” then it […]

In light of so many parents asking if its OK to read their teens diary Im considering writing an encrypted digital diary system Are any teens interested

In light of so many parents asking if its OK to read their teen’s diary, I’m considering writing an encrypted digital diary system. Are any teens interested? Your new thought is not really new and has already been executed. As for the implementation of it, first of all, advertisement and self-promotion are frowned upon here […]

Im Spanish Can I say Im Latin

I’m Spanish. Can I say I’m Latin? Yes, you can. Latin came as a prefix to distinguish “Anglo” from “Latin” countries in America but the origin is in the Latin language itself. So all of the cultures that derived from Roman (Latio), Empire can be considered “Latin” and modern Spain is one of them, so […]

Im afraid to ask my mom for birth control I know shell be disappointed and shocked and probably cry I dont want to make her sad whats the best way I can I ask her Or should I even ask her

I’m afraid to ask my mom for birth control, I know she’ll be disappointed and shocked and probably cry, I don’t want to make her sad, what’s the best way I can I ask her? Or should I even ask her? YES. Ask her. Because we are ALL sexual beings, and will act in that […]

If you could change history what would you change

If you could change history, what would you change? Religion. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not some religion hating Atheist that hates everything associated with religion. Religion has brought incredibly beautiful things to this world; bringing people together, beautiful buildings, clothing styles, traditions, and much, much more. Unfortunately, as beautiful as religion can be, […]

If we redistributed all that money around the world and gave everyone the same amount would we one day end up with the same distribution of wealth as we have today

If we redistributed all that money around the world and gave everyone the same amount, would we one day end up with the same distribution of wealth as we have today? Probably, but it would take several generations. There was a study that found having a wealthy ansester 5 gererations ago was an advantage today. […]

If overpopulation became an immediate threat to humanity and you had 1 year to reduce the worlds population by 2 billion people how would you achieve this

If overpopulation became an immediate threat to humanity and you had 1 year to reduce the world’s population by 2 billion people, how would you achieve this? Well, the question is not necessarily asking about mass murder. The question is to reduce the worlds population and how would I achieve this The first initiative would […]

If monosyllabic means having one syllable and polysyllabic means having more than three syllables then what term would be used for a word having twothree syllables

If monosyllabic means “having one syllable,” and polysyllabic means “having more than three syllables,” then what term would be used for a word having two-three syllables? The prefix poly- doesn’t mean more than three. It literally means many, so that means more than one! The English prefix comes from ancient Greek

If atoms are 9999 empty why do we feel objects

If atoms are 99.99% empty, why do we feel objects? The quantum-theoretical answer to the question is that atoms are not 99.99% empty. In spite of what many descriptions in popular texts, and even in high school physics or chemistry text books, try to convey, they are, ultimately, misleading metaphors. Yes, an electron does take […]

If 19983 what is 1199

If 1+99=83 what is 11+99? This looks like a logic statement using mathematical principles. Hardly anybody realizes what mathematics truly is, that it's a language. No matter what language you speak around the world, mathematics never changes, and that's what makes it so special. But I digress. We are to assume that 1+99 = 83. […]