Are grammatical mistakes a bug or not! It confuses me me (as I make the same mistakes myself). On the SO
new questions list I see:
The list is showing
-1 as plural (
-1 votes) but searching on Google I found Singular or Plural
If the number one is used, whether it is +1/-1, the following noun will be singular. So it would be -1 apple. We’re talking grammar, not logic; and yes we say zero apples, probably because zero is thought of as a number that is not one, even though zero is neither singular nor plural logically.
I know this is not something major, but I thought it better to share this so it can be rectified.
-1 vote means only one person voted for him in negative (which surely be singular logically speaking). so you can say it like He got one vote against him. Here Negative is to show users agree or disagree to post. whether against or not (say positive or negative) one vote is singular.