Defect #13553

Set plural label for spent time when less than one hour

Added by Filou Centrinov over 9 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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At the moment the spent time label for less than one hour is in singular. This is wrong.

ex.: "0.5 hour" should be "0.5 hours"

spent_time_singular_hour.png - "0.50 hour" should be "0.50 hours" (13.6 KB) Filou Centrinov, 2013-03-22 02:58

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#2 Updated by Anonymous over 9 years ago

I might be wrong here, but I think for any decimal form of a number, the unit should be written as a plural. Singular form with numbers applies--I think--exclusively to whole integers.

Even 1.0 would use "hours". At least, "one point zero hours" sounds more correct than "one point zero hour".

#3 Updated by Filou Centrinov over 9 years ago

English:
Decimals below 1 are often folled directly by plural nouns. [..] Fractions an decimals over 1 are normally followd by plural nouns.
Source: Practical English Usage, 3rd Edition. Section 389.2. See also 532.9

German: like english.
http://www.grammatikfragen.de/showthread.php?190-Ist-die-Zahl-0-5-Plural-oder-Singular

French: A bit different.
http://www.druide.com/enquetes/15-gramme-ou-15-grammes
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikip%C3%A9dia:Conventions_concernant_les_nombres#Accord_du_pluriel

Spanish: like english.
http://buscon.rae.es/dpd/?key=n%C3%BAmeros&origen=REDPD Section 1.2 b.
http://www.fundeu.es/consulta/1-0-litro-o-litros-concordancia-25138/

Attention:
It's "1 hour", but "1.0 hours". Or in german "1 Stunde", but "1.0 Stunden".

#4 Updated by Filou Centrinov over 9 years ago

Could someone confirm the grammer rules for french or spanish language? How are the rules in other languages?

#5 Updated by Leonel Iturralde over 7 years ago

Grammar rules for spanish are okay.

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