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Reader comment on item: One-Quarter of Israeli Arabs Deny the Holocaust

Submitted by Bill Storey (United States), May 31, 2007 at 18:47

"Myriad" is not a noun, but an adjective. Thus, where Mr. Pipes wrote, ". . . and a myriad of other sources of information and opinion," he should have written ". . . and myriad other sources of . . ."

I know, picky, picky, picky. Still, words matter; we should use them properly.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Actually, myriad is both an adjective and a noun. See http://www.answers.com/myriad&r=67.

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