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Professor pointing to a slide filled with figures and charts: These information ...

Is it OK to say "These information"?

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Should be "This information".
New2grammarProfessor pointing to a slide filled with figures and charts: These information ...

Is it OK to say "These information"?
As Annvan says, it should be "This information". "Information" is an uncountable noun.
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I'd say 'These information'. I might be mistaken, but I think 'information' is a mass noun, or whatever it is called, and it can be made singular by using the expression 'a piece of information'. To me it sounds similar to 'data', but 'data' has its singular form, which is 'datum'.
Information is not like data.

Data is a plural noun; information is a non-count noun. "These information" is incorrect.
LoojkaI'd say 'These information'. I might be mistaken, but I think 'information' is a mass noun, or whatever it is called, and it can be made singular by using the expression 'a piece of information'. To me it sounds similar to 'data', but 'data' has its singular form, which is 'datum'.
It can be made singular by using the expression 'a piece of information'. This shows that 'information' is an uncountable noun. To make an uncountable noun plural, we can use 'piece'. In this case, we are counting 'piece'. Similarly, we can say " ... a piece of news, etc...'
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Hi,

We also often talk about 'some information'.

eg Fred, I need some information.

Best wishes, Clive
Loojka wrote: To me it sounds similar to 'data', but 'data' has its singular form, which is 'datum'.

datum is sometimes used as the singular form of data.

You can refer to information as data, especially when it is in the form of facts or statistics that you can analyse.
In AmE, data is usually a plural noun. In technical or formal BrE, data is sometimes a plural noun, but at other times it is an uncount noun;
The study was based on data from 2,100 women, ... the latest year for which data is available... To cope with these data, hospitals bought many large mainframe computers.
Hello,

I was made fun of by an American colleague when I talked about data retrieval from a database system. He told me that, "we enter data into, but retrieve information from the database system."

- datum (countable): raw fact; data (pl).
- information (uncountable): is derived from data. In other words, information is processed data.

Decision making is based on information not data. Very often, data is used as a singular, as in This data is old, and means a coherent collection of bits of information; as a plural, it means the bits of information themselves.

Best Regards,
Hoa Thai
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