[R] OT --- grammar.

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jun 25 00:06:16 CEST 2018

On 24/06/2018 5:46 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
> Does/should one say "the degrees of freedom is defined to be" or "the
> degrees of freedom are defined to be"?
> Although value of "degrees of freedom" is a single number, the first
> formulation sounds very odd to my ear.
> I would like to call upon the collective wisdom of the R community to
> help me decide.
> Thanks, and my apologies for the off-topic post.

I'd agree with you:  "are".

Duncan Murdoch

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