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I thought information is singular and plural. But now I'm not sure which version is right:

The dialogue shows two important informations.

OR

The dialogue shows two important information.

Which is the right version?

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Information is a non-countable noun (you can't have 4 informations), so it is neither singular nor plural. The correct usage is "information" without the 's'. More info here: https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/117552/why-does-information-not-have-a-plural-form

So actually, neither one of your sentences is correct. You can't have two informations; it doesn't make any sense. Maybe you mean "two pieces of information"?

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  • I was not sure about the sentence. A native added the s to information in a text of mine. Therefore I wanted to get sure. If I can have only two pieces, then I will change my sentece into this form. – Irgendw Pointer Feb 19 '14 at 13:46
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    Was that a native of the country you are in, or a native speaker of English? Adding an 's' to information suggests the former. :) – oerkelens Feb 19 '14 at 14:50
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I agree with Kevin; neither version is correct.  If you’re not required to use the word “information”, consider

The dialogue shows two important facts.

or some other word.  (A somewhat dramatic alternative would be “truths”.  Also consider replacing “shows” with “reveals”.)

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