What's correct "A, B and one other alphabet have been updated" or "A, B and one other alphabets have been updated"

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    Did you mean "alphabet" as in the concept of a grouping of letters? Or did you mean "letter"? – Pierce Darragh Jul 7 '16 at 18:14
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    Okay, no worries. I'll update my answer. But see this link. It's the page for "alphabet" on the Simple English Wikipedia. That should explain why I was a bit confused with your usage. :) – Pierce Darragh Jul 7 '16 at 18:19
  • Yup. I too went and clarified the difference between letter and alphabet. Turns out in standard English alphabet is a collection of letters !! Thanks once again!! – ranjjose Jul 7 '16 at 18:21
  • No problem! I've updated my answer to use "letter", but the gist is the same. – Pierce Darragh Jul 7 '16 at 18:25

Based on your comment, I think you intended your sentence to be:

A, B and one other letter have been updated.

Here, "one other letter" is considered a single noun phrase. It is separate from A and B. Therefore, your sentence is correct.

One way to adjust the sentence is to add an extra comma, called the "serial comma". In my opinion, this makes the distinction a bit more obvious:

A, B, and one other letter have been updated.

(Note that use of the serial comma — or "Oxford comma" as it is colloquially known — is a matter of personal preference. I just happen to like it.)

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