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'There are' or 'there is' [duplicate]

OK so I was writing a sentence to explain that there are three holes at the same angular position on a wheel (different radii). I started to write; 'there are more than one hole at each angular ...
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Why is 'more than one' considered singular? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “There is/are more than one”. What's the difference? As a native English speaker I do some things naturally that I am unable to explain to foreigners. For ...
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“More than one person a day is/are killed” [duplicate]

If I wrote a sentence saying "More than one person a day _______ killed by these massacres," would the blank be replaced by is or are?
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Conditional: More than 1 [duplicate]

The stoplight turns green if there (is/are) more than 1 car(s) waiting I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out the above statement. Which configuration is correct? This is odd, as I'm a native ...
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More than one - singular or plural [duplicate]

"When more than one threads are executed". Is this correct? How should it have been phrased?
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subject-verb agreement with elliptical clause [duplicate]

This is the sentence at issue: "More than one location on the Iberian Peninsula has been suggested". Should this be "has" or "have"? I think maybe "More than one" is elliptical, expanded as "more ...
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“1 in 10 are” or “1 in 10 is”?

Take the examples: "One in ten children are dyslexic." "One in ten children is dyslexic." "One in ten children has dyslexia." "One in ten children have dyslexia." The "one" is singular so 2 and 3 ...
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Why is there no plural indefinite article?

The takes either a singular or a plural subject. A/an only takes the singular. When we pluralize a noun preceded by an indefinite article, we simply drop the article (sometimes replacing it with ...
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Which is correct: “one or more is” or “one or more are”?

Should the phrase be "one or more is...", or "one or more are..."?
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“There are no shortage of applications”

I've been having an argument with a colleague about this sentence, could you please let me know which one of us is correct: There are no shortage of applications for our product in this space. ...
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“There’s” or “There are”?

I wanted to get the usage of There’s clarified. I have read sentences like: There’s a lot of projects on that topic. It appears to me that There’s applies to a lot of projects, rather than to the ...
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“At least one” - singular or plural subject? [closed]

In other words, which sentence is correct? At least one of them is not coming. At least one of them are not coming.
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Is “series” plural or singular? [duplicate]

The word series seems to generally refer to a group which I would think makes it a singular reference, however the ies ending is also a common way to modify a singular noun into a plural noun (eg., ...
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“All roads lead to Rome”

We Italians sometime say "Tutte le strade portano a Roma", which is an idiomatic expression to say that there are many different ways to reach the same goal. In English, the expression can be ...
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Is “all but one” singular or plural? [closed]

Do you say “All but one person forgets something” or “All but one person forget something”? I'm assuming that if all means five people, for example, then the example can be rewritten as Four people ...

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