I am developing a search control, where user types in and it returns search results. When I get no matching result what message would be correct in that case?

a) 0 result

b) 0 results

  • One is singular; all else is plural. Your posting for duplicates record is now at 100%. Please take the time to do your research first next time; it's rude to make other people do your work for you.
    – tchrist
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 18:30
  • Zero is neither singular nor plural semantically. As a quantifier of result it can modify either; depends, really, on whether one considers result a count or mass noun in the context. Commented May 23, 2015 at 18:33
  • @tchrist I am extremely sorry about that but I did not know how to search for that, I even ended up attaching wrong tag. I am not very familiar to this site I am still learning. Thanks for helping me out. But of-course the link you pointed that has no concrete answer to my question.
    – dev gr
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 18:36
  • @JohnLawler Is it common to write the digit 0 for negation of mass nouns? I’d always write “there’s no air here” not “there’s 0 air here” myself.
    – tchrist
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 18:38
  • I searched for zero plural and found zero quantified noun which seems an exact duplicate.
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented May 23, 2015 at 18:42


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