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    Has or Have

    "A written statement that money or goods (has or have?) been received is known as a receipt."

    What is proper has or have in this instance?

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    Re: Has or Have

    Have is correct.

    When there are two or more nouns, the verb refers to the last one. Goods is plural, therefore you use 'have'.

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