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In a message dated 17/02/2005 11:24:19 GMT Standard Time,
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> I've just written a label saying 'Pictish graffiti is rare', which looks
> grammatically correct to me but it shouldn't because graffiti is plural.
> 'Graffiti are rare' looks wrong. Has anyone got any useful opinions or
> observations?
>

Personally "Graffiti are rare" looks fine to me, but if it jars with you
maybe you could work round it with something like "Finds of Pictish graffiti are
rare" or "Finding Pictish graffiti is rare"!

cheers

Catherine