Why is zero a plural?

Really why is zero a plural?

Example:...You have zero friends

why is it not you have zero friend?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    The grammatical definition of "plural" is "a word in the form in which it potentially refers to something other than one person or thing."

    Plural means "not one." It's antonym is "singular." It doesn't mean "more than one." And zero is not one.

  • 9 years ago

    In this example, it is the word Friends that is plural. Zero is only an adjective, which highlights the noun, which is friends.

    In this example, it's merely that it sounds better to say friends than friend. It implies even greater disaster that there are not many friends. makes the person sound like a greater loser.

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