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    This is a truncation error. If it was 1.0 times it would be grammatical. :)
    – Alan Munn
    Mar 2, 2013 at 13:49
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    Since you speak about it, I vote for "once".
    – yo'
    Mar 3, 2013 at 0:53

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Pluralizations is hard, and fix are tricky; this has been discussed many times before. Intriguingly, there may be some better options for this coming up in the medim-term future, depending on how some internal changes pan out. But at the current time this is by-design.

  • I'm looking forward to an update on this...
    – Werner Mod
    Mar 4, 2013 at 19:12
  • @Werner: look at programmers.stackexchange.com/a/98364 for an example of the issue: if you want internationalisation, plurals don't correspond in different languages cleanly. Mar 5, 2013 at 8:26

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