On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 03:46:53PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote: > Branden Robinson <email@example.com> writes: > > No. "Software" is a collective noun, like "information" or "stuff". > > No, "software" is a mass noun, like "information" or "stuff". > > A collective noun is a word like "committee", which is singular in > form but refers to a plurality of individuals. In some dialects > (notably in England) collective nouns get plural verbs. Curses! Foiled again! -- G. Branden Robinson | It was a typical net.exercise -- a Debian GNU/Linux | screaming mob pounding on a greasy firstname.lastname@example.org | spot on the pavement, where used to http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | lie the carcass of a dead horse.
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