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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.
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Hi,

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 be There 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 (or 0.1 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


Thank 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.
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Hi,

I 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 points or point five of a point

How about 1.5, how would you say that in speech?

one point five points or one point five of a point ?
I'd say 'nought point five' and 'one point five'.
Hi,

Plant 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
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Hi,

I 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