Word with an 'S' if quantity > 1


#1

Hello everyone!

Is there a method to add an ‘S’ to a word if there are more than 1 ?

For example : 1 day / 2 days …

Or do I need to create an if statement?

Thank you!


#2

On Feb 18, 1:29 pm, Guillaume L. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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try String#pluralize from the active_support gem


#3

On Feb 18, 2009, at 2:39 PM, snex wrote:


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try String#pluralize from the active_support gem

Or roll your own if you have a simple need:

3.times do |n|
puts “call me in #{n} day#{‘s’ unless n==1}”
end
call me in 0 days
call me in 1 day
call me in 2 days
=> 3

But if you don’t know the noun that you’ll be counting (‘day’), then
the Inflector from ActiveSupport is the way to go. (snex’s
recommendation of String#pluralize uses the Inflector internally).

-Rob

Rob B. http://agileconsultingllc.com
removed_email_address@domain.invalid


#4

I used your code Rob and it works fine! Thanks :slight_smile: