I have noticed a distinct oddity having to do with plurality in the English language.
If you say you have 2 miles to go, I would propose we all agree that miles should be plural. If you have 1 mile to go, that’s singular, which again, I think we’d all agree on. The confusion begins when you talk about values that are less than one, like .2 or .3. I would say there are .3 miles to go, but I would also say there are .5 miles (plural) and a half mile (singular). Why is a half singular, while .5 is plural when it’s the same quantity? And why is it .1 miles instead of .1 mile? Or is it supposed to be .1 mile?
Jeff Boulter says the rule is that, “words are plural for every value except 1.”
That kind of makes sense, because there is one half mile, but it’s also kind of confusing because the value is in fact less than one, not one itself.
Just a random observation.