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    #1

    Two and two is/are four.

    Two and two is/are four.
    -Which should I choose? Which is correct? Which is more common? Thanks!

    In addition, could everybody please help me with my question earlier? Here is my question before: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...10#post1217610

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    #2

    Re: Two and two is/are four.

    Both forms are common in BrE. I don't know which is more common.

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    #3

    Re: Two and two is/are four.

    I would say 2 plus 2 is four, but 2 and 2 are four. Just a quirk.

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