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Which one is correct?

0 (zero) case, or

0 (zero) cases

I learnt "s" or "es" is added in the case of plural, but I am not sure if 0 (zero) is a singulare or a plural number.

Also, I think I can say "0.5 points", but can I say "0.1 points", or should say "0.1 point"?

Your help would be highly appreciated.

0 (zero) case, or

0 (zero) cases

I learnt "s" or "es" is added in the case of plural, but I am not sure if 0 (zero) is a singulare or a plural number.

Also, I think I can say "0.5 points", but can I say "0.1 points", or should say "0.1 point"?

Your help would be highly appreciated.

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Which one is correct?

0 (zero) case, or

0 (zero) cases

I learnt "s" or "es" is added in the case of plural, but I am not sure if 0 (zero) is a singulare or a plural number. I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to talk about here, and in what context, so let's make a sentence and look at it. eg

There were zero cases of flu reported last week. But more natural would beThere were no cases of flu reported last week.Also, I think I can say "0.5 points", but can I say "0.1 points", or should say "0.1 point"?

The figure skater's score was 0.5 points(or0.1 points, no difference). That's in writing. In speech, you have a few choices. You might say'zero point five points'or'point one of a point'.Does that answer your questions? If not, please write again.

Best wishes, Clive

CliveThank you very much for your reply and sorry for my unclear question.

I am trying to create a report of problem occurrence by plant.

Based on your reply, I entered as follows:

Plant A 10 cases (1.0 point)

Plant B 1 case (0.1 points)

Plant C 0 cases (0 points)

(The number of cases is converted into "point" for evaluation.)

If you find any error, please reply me again.

Thank you again for your kind reply.

anonymousI am not a direct party to this post but let me ask you if you don't mind.

So, 0.5 - you would say in speech either

zero point five pointsorpoint five of a pointHow about 1.5, how would you say that in speech?

one point five points or one point five of a point ?

anonymousnona the britPlant A 10 cases (1.0 points)

Plant B 1 case (0.1 points)

Plant C 0 cases (0 points)

(The number of cases is converted into "point" for evaluation.)

Context always helps. I think I prefer it as above. It makes it more uniform. I'd also align the figures.

Best wishes, Clive

CliveI agree with Nona except instead of 'nought point five' and 'one point five'.,

in N. America, we'd say 'zero point five' and 'one point five'.

Clive

Clive