Zeros or Zeroes? Which is correct?

Zeros and Zeroes are both correct. The plural of zero is irregular and we have two options Zeros and Zeros.

Zeros is more popular than Zeros but you can choose either.

There are too many zeros in that number, I don’t know what it is!

Zeros or Zeroes in the U.K

Zeros is more popular in the U.K so it is best to stick with that.

Zeros or Zeroes in America

Both Zeros and Zeroes are common in American English so you can choose which plural form you want to use.

Zero as a verb?

Zero can also be used as a verb usually as part of the phrasal verb “to zero in”. “To zero in” means to increase your focus on something.

The police zeroed in on the DNA part of the investigation.

For the third person singular of the present tense of the verb you can use “zeroes”.

He zeroes in on his target.

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