I could have:
- Two books
- One book
- Zero books
Why is zero followed by a plural form?
I don't expect English to always make sense, but everything has a reason, even if the reason is stupid.
The definitions of "singular" and "plural" per Merriam-Webster:
Singular (adj): of, relating to, or being a word form denoting one person, thing, or instance
Plural (adj): of, relating to, or constituting a class of grammatical forms usually used to denote more than one or in some languages more than two
So by this logic, our choices are "one" or "more than one". Maybe it's a bug 🙂