"The Elements of Style (4th ed.)" by Strunk & White (2000)
- Data. Like strata, phenomena, and media, data is a plural and is best used with a plural verb. The word, however, is slowly gaining acceptance as a singular.
- The data is misleading. / These data are misleading.
- Strunk, Jr., W. & White, E. B. 2000. The Elements of Style, with Revisions, an Introduction, and a Chapter on Writing, 4th ed. xviii + 105 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.