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- Thread starter cheshire
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Only 1 <unit> is singular, most of the time.

Even zero seems to be plural??

Other opinions are likely.

one-half degrees

one half-degree

point-five degrees

one-half of a degree

50-percent of a degree

Wow, so many way of saying the same idea! Thanks a lot!

one-half degrees

one half-degree

point-five degrees

one-half of a degree

50-percent of a degree

It's really interesting that you say 0 apples!

A unit of 1 is singluar. Anything else is plural.

1 apple. 2 apples. 0 apples.

10 degrees. -30 degrees. 1 degree.

At least that's how I've always said it.

I have to agree.

There are no apples = There are zero apples.

Maybe you don't say that in your language, some languages don't, but English does.

Guy: Could you please grab that apple for me?

Girl: There is no apple.

Guy: I guess we have no apples then.

Hope that isn't too confusing. She could've also said "There are no apples."

"Is" is singular, so you use the singular for apple.

I don't know how to write them in digits. Would you please write them in digits?

one-half degrees

one half-degree

point-five degrees

one-half of a degree

50-percent of a degree

Thank you.

No. Vulgar fractions have their own rules; they aren't used like ordinary numbers. However, zero point five apples are not enough for the salad (not, of course, that anyone would say this).Wait, so we're supposed to say something like "Half an applenot enough for the salad"?are

It is exceptionally rare to use vulgar fractions for quantities larger than one, and I cannot think of a good example, but I think we would always use a plural, the same as we would if it were expressed in some other way: "seven thirds of an apple are too much".

I have not found a general thread on vulgar fractions, but there are a number of threads on specific vulgar fractions, including this one: