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    die Daten sind zugaenglich auf folgender Website

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    die Daten sind zugaenglich auf folgender Website

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    ... the data are accessible AT the website... oder ON the website...?
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    welche Präposition ist richtig?
    AuthorMarmotta (610316) 12 Jul 09, 14:58
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    available on the website
    #1AuthorT12 Jul 09, 15:03
    Suggestionzugaenglich auf folgender Website
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    vielen Dank!
    #2AuthorMarmotta (610316) 12 Jul 09, 15:30
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    Are you sure you want to say "data are available", not "is available" ?

    These days, "data are" is used almost exclusively in academic or scientific contexts, particularly medical.

    In normal everyday English, "data is" is normal and correct.

    It is true that data is plural in Latin, but that is no reason why it should be plural in English. "Opera" is a good example -- plural in Latin, singular in English. We say "My favourite opera is Carmen", even though we should perhaps say "My favourite opus is Carmen".

    Or you can get round the problem by saying "The data can be accessed at the www.xxx website".
    #3AuthorPeter Linton (UK) (236206) 12 Jul 09, 18:48
     
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