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    The first two years has/have been successful

    The first two years have been successful.

    The subject 'The first * years' always goes with a plural verb form. Does a singular form of verb work too?

    The first two years has? been successful.

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    Re: The first two years has/have been successful

    If you consider the two-year period as one unit, you can use "has."

    If you consider the two years as individual units, you use "have."
    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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