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Okay, here are the two words that really confuses me all the time...

"Information," or "informations" ... ???

"All the informations are true."
"All the information are true."
"All the information is true."

"Lots of informations are missing."
"Lots of information are missing."
"Lots of information is missing."

And what about...

"All the data is true."
"All the data are true."

Which is which?

Please enlighten me on this one.

Thank you!
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All the information is true.

Lots (meaning many pieces/types) of information are missing.

All the data are true.
Full Member266
Information - uncountable
Data can be used with singular or plural verbs.
All the data shows that ........................
All the data is true.

All the data are true
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26TMNTJG2PGLots (meaning many pieces/types) of information are missing.
Lots of information are missing.

Shouldn't it be 'is'?
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Yoong Liat
26TMNTJG2PGLots (meaning many pieces/types) of information are missing.
Lots of information are missing.

Shouldn't it be 'is'?

I would certainly write it as "is."
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Yoong LiatLots of information are missing.

Shouldn't it be 'is'?
Correct. "information is missing"
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"Information," or "Informations?"
There is no such word as "informations". It's always "information".
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Okay, so here's the summary...

"Informations" = wrong.

"All the informations are true." = wrong.
"All the information are true." = wrong.
"All the information is true." = correct.

"Lots of informations are missing." = wrong.
"Lots of information are missing." = wrong.
"Lots of information is missing." = correct.

"All the data are true." = wrong.
"All the data is true." = correct.

True?

To the original poster

I still insist that my answers given earlier are correct. (Please note I didn't use 'informations') However, see below and then decide for yourself. Perhaps, you will understand better and remember longer, hopefully.

From: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/data

—Usage note Data is a plural of datum, which is originally a Latin noun meaning "something given." Today, data is used in English both as a plural noun meaning "facts or pieces of information" (These data are described more fully elsewhere) and as a singular mass noun meaning "information": Not much data is available on flood control in Brazil. It is almost always treated as a plural in scientific and academic writing. In other types of writing it is either singular or plural. The singular datum meaning "a piece of information" is now rare in all types of writing. In surveying and civil engineering, where datum has specialized senses, the plural form is datums.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information

There are many other aspects of information since it is the knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction.

Thus, till the data convey some information, they are not useful.

From http://www.moneyinstructor.com/art/bookkeepinginfo.asp

What Pieces of Information are needed for Bookkeeping?
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