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Software is Plural

September 1, 2009 4 comments

A short piece of advice for everyone, client and consultant.

"Softwares” is not a word.  Software is a mass noun and, therefore, always takes a singular verb (“The software is installed” vs. “The software are installed” and never, ever “The softwares are installed”).  It serves as both a singular and plural depending on context.

When you say “softwares”, you look ignorant.  Stop using it.

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