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    Hi guys,

    Do we say "2 dollars have been applied or has been applied"?

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    Re: Dollars

    It depends on whether you think of them as individual dollars or as a lump sum.

    Of the five dollars you gave me, two have been applied to your debt and three went to buy us these snacks.
    [A sum of] two dollars has been applied to the debt you owe me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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