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Question #91721 posted on 10/10/2018 3:12 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

You know how we say 2 day(s), 3 day(s) all plural, but then 1 day singular...
Why do we say 0 days plural? What about 0 makes us assign plural words to it? This applies to basically anything.

-language loon


Dear Lonny,

According to my linguist friend, there technically isn't a plural form of words in English. Rather, words are either singular or non-singular. Thus, as 0 is not singular (it's not one), it is treated the same as all the other non-singular words.