Today we’ll try to answer a question, “What’s the plural form of zero?”
Now one can argue… zero is zero, nothing, how on Earth can it has a plural form? But it does, when it is used for “nghiệm của một hàm số”, a value at which a function vanish.
And strangely enough, zero has two acceptable plural form: “zeros” and “zeroes”, as stated in Merriam-Webster dictionary. However, if you use Oxford Advanced Learner dictionary, only “zeros” is acceptable. Huh???
Well I guess “zeroes” is acceptable for American English only. So, even though both of them might be ok, it is better and safer to use “zeros”.
Do you know any other word with different plural forms?
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