“Syntax of pluralities” was about the most pseudointellectual way I could think of asking what the deal is with this special case:
I understand that you can travel 1 mile or you can travel 2 miles, but why is it that you can also travel 1.1 mileS? See what I’m saying here? It really doesn’t make sense to me that you anything that falls between 1 and 2 be lumped into the plural form. I really don’t have a solution, just wondered if anyone else thought this was odd. If it were up to me I’d hold the -s until I got 2 or more of something…like they tell you in elementary school.