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    #1

    As far as I know, 'gram' is used for 1g(one gram), and 'grams' is used for more than

    As far as I know, 'gram' is used for 1g(one gram), and 'grams' is used for more than 2g(two grams). Then, in the case of 0.5g, what do I have to use?

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    #2

    Re: As far as I know, 'gram' is used for 1g(one gram), and 'grams' is used for more t

    It is like saying "half (a) gram". Less than one is singular.
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    #3

    Re: As far as I know, 'gram' is used for 1g(one gram), and 'grams' is used for more t

    We'd say 'half a gram(me)' but '(nought) point five gram(me)s.
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    #4

    Re: As far as I know, 'gram' is used for 1g(one gram), and 'grams' is used for more t

    If you use nought-point-decimal, use the plural. It might seem counter-intuitive, but we can use the plural for numbers below 1. Singular and plural are complex issues in English.

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    #5

    Re: As far as I know, 'gram' is used for 1g(one gram), and 'grams' is used for more t

    Zero is also plural.
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