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Are there any differences between “zeros” and “zeroes”? Is any of them more correct, more often used, more modern? Are there differences e.g. between British English and American English in the usage of the two forms?

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marked as duplicate by tchrist, FumbleFingers, aedia λ, Jon Hanna, StoneyB Feb 11 '13 at 1:21

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If I Google "zeroes", I get the definition for the verb "zero", for which it claims "zeroes" is the third person present tense. If I were writing something using both words, I think I personally would use "zeros" for the plural and "zeroes" for the verb - e.g. "when he zeroes the counter, the digits all change to zeros". – mwfearnley Oct 20 '14 at 4:21
@mwfearnley This should have been THE answer. – josh Jul 20 at 10:32
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They both appear to be acceptable ways of pluralizing zero. All of the dictionaries I consulted list both, usually with zeros listed before zeroes. This Google Ngram shows that zeros is much more widely used than zeroes. This also held true for searches using corpus American English and corpus British English.

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