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pluralize(count, singular, plural = nil) public

Attempts to pluralize the singular word unless count is 1. If plural is supplied, it will use that when count is > 1, otherwise it will use the Inflector to determine the plural form

Examples

  pluralize(1, 'person')
  # => 1 person

  pluralize(2, 'person')
  # => 2 people

  pluralize(3, 'person', 'users')
  # => 3 users

  pluralize(0, 'person')
  # => 0 people
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September 14, 2009
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Pluralize Without Count

Helper method that returns the word without the count.

application_helper.rb

def pluralize_without_count(count, noun, text = nil)
  if count != 0
    count == 1 ? "#{noun}#{text}" : "#{noun.pluralize}#{text}"
  end
end

Example usage:

_form.html.erb

<%= pluralize_without_count(item.categories.count, 'Category', ':') %>
April 26, 2012
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October 27, 2010
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Pluralize Without Count (inline version)

= pluralize(item.categories.count, ‘Category’).sub(/d+s/, ”)

September 5, 2011
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(Another) Pluralize Without Showing the Count

Thought it would be best to take the source code from pluralize and just remove the count from the output.

Create this helper method in application_helper.rb

# Pluralize without showing the count.
def simple_pluralize count, singular, plural=nil
  ((count == 1 || count =~ /^1(\.0+)?$/) ? singular : (plural || singular.pluralize))
end

This allows you to pass in in the plural word to use as well.

January 8, 2013 - (v3.0.0 - v3.2.8)
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Minor edit of pluralize_without_count

patrickberkeley’s method works great. I corrected the grammar a bit for inflection (the singular error).

application_helper.rb

def pluralize_without_count(count, noun, text = nil)
  if count != 0
    count == 1 ? "an #{noun}#{text}" : "#{noun.pluralize}#{text}"
  end
end

This should work in much older versions of Rails also.