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"There are more than one people" or "There is more than one people"? [duplicate]

Given the following two sentences. There are more than one people. There is more than one people. Which one of them is grammatical, both of them, any one of them or none of them? The noun people (...
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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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Is "More than one teacher..." singular or plural? [duplicate]

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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"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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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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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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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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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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"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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"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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"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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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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