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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    More than one

    Hi guys,

    Please tell. Is it correct to say "There are more than one candidate" or "There are more than one record". Do we need to use "Is" here instead of "Are"?

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    #2

    Re: More than one

    Yes – we need to use 'is' instead of 'are' (it's incorrect to capitalise them).

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: More than one

    'Is' should be used because 'one candidate' is singular regardless of the fact that 'more than one' is at least 'two'.

    Is it correct?

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    #4

    Re: More than one

    Yes. "More than one" is considered singular.

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