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I encountered a problem:

More than one teacher is/are going to bring the students to a trip.

Can you help me with this? Any help would be appreciated.

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  • There are more than one teacher. There are more teachers than one. "More than one" is of course plural.
    – Ram Pillai
    Sep 13, 2020 at 14:24
  • @RamPillai Compare "more than one child is" and "more than two children are"
    – Mari-Lou A
    Sep 13, 2020 at 14:34
  • Does this answer your question? Subject–verb agreement — two schools of thought? "Don't take any notice of teachers and text-books in such matters. Nor of logic. It is good to say 'More than one passenger was hurt,' although more than one equals at least two and therefore logically the verb ought to be plural were not singular was!" (C.S. Lewis, letter to Joan, June 26, 1956). Sep 13, 2020 at 14:41
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    @Ram Pillai CS Lewis has more authority, I believe. Sep 13, 2020 at 14:44

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