I know we say one point or two points, how about zero? Do you say zero point or zero points? Or both are ok depending on the context?

  • I would say "no points".
    – nnnnnn
    Jul 21, 2020 at 0:03
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    Presumably the context doesn't involve zero-point energy, "zero points" would work for most other circumstances I'd have thought. Jul 21, 2020 at 4:23

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In any context where plural is possible, I would use "points". For example, "they found zero points where the curves intersected."

If only a singular would be used, use "point". For example, "there is zero point to continuing this conversation."

  • I'm with @nnnnnn above. I would also say "no points" or "no point in continuing this conversation". I might, however, use "zero point" to refer to a point on a graph where the plot intersected with either or both axes as it intersects the x axis where y equals 0 and vice versa.
    – BoldBen
    Jul 21, 2020 at 0:50

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