Singular or plural?

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Thu Dec 31 15:20:36 UTC 2009

FWIW, replying to my own message!

A quick search on Google for "barrack is" turns up a lot of hits for misspellings of Pres. Obama's name and Barrack and Barracks as family names; however, "barrack was", in addition to Pres. Obama and the family names, turns up numerous hits for "barrack" as a singular noun.

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