He wanted to compare 7 items


The Code:
  function plural($amount,$singular='',$plural='s') {
    if (is_array($amount)) {
      $count = count($amount);
    } else {
      $count = intval($amount);
    }
    if ($count > 1) {
      return $plural;
    } else {
      return $singular;
    }
  }

  $myarray[] = 'hello';
  $myarray[] = 'hello';
  $myarray[] = 'hello';
  $myarray[] = 'hello';
  $myarray[] = 'hello';
  $myarray[] = 'hello';
  $myarray[] = 'hello';

  echo 'He wanted to ' . plural($myarray, 'look at', 'compare') . ' ' . count($myarray) . ' item' . plural($myarray);
  echo PHP_EOL;