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    #1

    one more than

    Hello,

    The Grammarphobia Blog: Can more than one be singular?

    But when it’s followed by “of” and a plural noun, it takes a plural verb: “more than one of the people are going.


    When “more than one” stands alone, it can be either singular or plural, depending on whether you want to emphasize the oneness or the more-than-oneness.


    If someone asks you how many people are going, for example, you could reply “more than one is too many” or “more than one are going.”

    Can I ask you that the explanation written above is right or not?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: one more than

    I agree with the answer given in the blog.

    Rover

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