information vs informations

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information vs informations

Postby gusrudqo » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 01:18:25 -0500

Hi all,

I have a question about the usages of the word "information"
From the school, I have learned that information should be a singular noun.
But, I notice that sometimes it is used as a plural noun "informations".
In what case can it be used as a plural noun?
Does it have a different meaning then?

I`d appreciate your answers.

Thanks.
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Re: information vs informations

Postby eslkorea » Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:43:31 -0500

information is more appropriate to use....i think it's a collective noun...
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Re: information vs informations

Postby native_speaker » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 08:56:08 -0500

May I ask when you would ever say "informations"? I've never heard that.
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Re: information vs informations

Postby liezl » Mon, 21 Jul 2008 12:40:29 -0500

the appropriate word is "information".
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Re: information vs informations

Postby Cossette » Sat, 13 Sep 2008 09:02:14 -0500

The word "information" could be singular and plural. There is no word such as informations.
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Re: information vs informations

Postby Deborah the ESL Tutor » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:16:53 -0500

Information is an uncountable noun, meaning it cannot take a plural form. Uncountable nouns refer to things that cannot be counted.
Information is also an abstract noun and abstract nouns are always uncountable.
A good website that explains this in detail is http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/ ... ount2.html

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