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Jul 17 2009   2:23PM GMT

Criteria is or criteria are?

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typing Which is correct?
Your own criteria for selecting a computer ___ defined by how you intend to use it.
a. are
b. is

Answer: a
Explanation: Criteria is plural, although the singular form, criterion, is much less often seen.

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