Why is zero a plural?
Really why is zero a plural?
Example:...You have zero friends
why is it not you have zero friend?
- Anonymous9 years agoFavorite Answer
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.
- tlworkroomLv 69 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.