Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

 It is currently 24 Aug 2016, 11:22

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# doubt : any of the documents (is/are) missing?

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 76
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 47

doubt : any of the documents (is/are) missing?  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 01:43
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (00:49) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

doubt : any of the documents (is/are) missing?
any of the data (is/are) deleted?
_________________

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate :
I am the captain of my soul.
~ William Ernest Henley

Manager
Joined: 06 Sep 2010
Posts: 121
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 6

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 02:03
any of the documents are missing?
any of the data is deleted?
SVP
Joined: 16 Nov 2010
Posts: 1673
Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Followers: 34

Kudos [?]: 470 [0], given: 36

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 02:14
This is an example of SANAM (some, any,none,all,most) pronouns, that can be singular/plural depending on the context. "Data" is singular, so "any of data" will be singular as well. You can read MGMAT SC for more details.
_________________

Formula of Life -> Achievement/Potential = k * Happiness (where k is a constant)

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

SVP
Joined: 16 Nov 2010
Posts: 1673
Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Followers: 34

Kudos [?]: 470 [0], given: 36

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 04:30
In this context, data is singular ( I know that data is plural of datum) . However, data can be singular or plural depending on context.

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/is ... lural.aspx

Regards,
Subhash
_________________

Formula of Life -> Achievement/Potential = k * Happiness (where k is a constant)

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Joined: 29 Jun 2011
Posts: 76
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 47

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 05:02

it says : "If you write for an organization or discipline that insists on the plural count noun usage, pay attention to other words in the sentence that are sensitive to number. "

so is the GMAT a stickler for plural or does it allow leeway for singular usage?
_________________

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate :
I am the captain of my soul.
~ William Ernest Henley

SVP
Joined: 16 Nov 2010
Posts: 1673
Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Followers: 34

Kudos [?]: 470 [0], given: 36

### Show Tags

04 Jul 2011, 05:26
It's like this, certain words can be singular/plural depending on the overall meaning of sentence. So you'll have to take a call based on the context/meaning of the sentence.
_________________

Formula of Life -> Achievement/Potential = k * Happiness (where k is a constant)

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Re: Singular/Plural? "Any"   [#permalink] 04 Jul 2011, 05:26
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
doubt : Joe as well as his friends (is/are) going to the 2 04 Jul 2011, 01:21
Is/Are 9 09 Mar 2011, 15:56
consider: "a large percentage of these birds IS/ARE 9 17 Mar 2008, 13:11
Is there any floating document which has a smaller set of 0 03 Sep 2007, 09:50
Is there any document that gives the explanation for the 1 03 Feb 2007, 19:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by