is or are

Hi,

which one is correct?

Two heirs is one too many!
Two heirs are one too many!

Claudia

The second one is correct. It’s subject that dictates the form of the verb following it.

Thank you, Atomos

Claudia

Hi Claudia,

Just to add something - there is a popular expression that bears out the plural use: Two heads are better than one.

Alan

Hi Alan,

ah, yes, I remember now. I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you.

Claudia

Hi Claudia,

Thanks for accepting that. On reflection after I’d written it, I thought it wasn’t a particularly apt comment. Still, there you are.

Alan