Which is correct: '2500 calories is enough for your diet' or '2500 calories are enough for your diet'?

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    Since calories is being quantified here (there are 2500 of them), you'd probably want the plural verb: 2500 calories are enough for the average man.
    – Zack
    Jun 26, 2019 at 17:39
  • The correct phrase would be '2500 kilocalories is enough for your diet' :)
    – Rusty Core
    Jun 26, 2019 at 23:44

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EDIT: This answer is wrong

Well, this answer here indicates that both are correct.

More links related:

Use of “Here's” before a plural noun / noun phrase

Calories Are/Is?

I also saw an article titled Is 1,200 Calories Enough for Active Young Women?, so it seems to be correct.

  • (1) The first answer you linked to concerns cases where a linking verb joins a singular subject with a plural predicate noun (not the case here). (2) The 2nd linked answer (using Here's before a plural noun) doesn't really fit because the OP is not asking about Here's some calories. (3) The 2nd link (to englishforums.com) doesn't seem to have a definitive answer, but uses the plural conjugation when calories is the subject (as is the case in OP's question).
    – Zack
    Jun 26, 2019 at 17:33

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