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“user accounts” or “users account”?

I keep asking myself which form is the most correct when listing items on a website:

  • "Article list"
  • or "Articles list"?

Also, when nothing was found, do you say:

  • "No items were found"
  • or "No item was found"
  • or more simply "No item(s?) found?
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marked as duplicate by RegDwigнt, Kosmonaut Feb 4 '11 at 16:39

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Hi gregOire and welcome to the site. This is a two-part question, so it might be considered "too broad". Also, each part has numerous duplicates, which is a reason for closing. See e.g. “user accounts” or “users account”? and There are no comments / There is no comment. – RegDwigнt Feb 4 '11 at 16:20
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  1. "Article list"
  2. "No items were found"
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FYI in English "plural" means "any number not 1", so 0 is plural. – nohat Feb 4 '11 at 16:30
@nohat: Remember, kids, this is one of the grammar rules we don't think about too hard so that we don't wind up stapling things to our foreheads and worshipping Cthulhu. – chaos Feb 4 '11 at 16:33

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