Which is the correct verb in each sentence?

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Which is the correct verb in each sentence?

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1. More than one of the children is/are missing.
2. More than one child is/are missing.

Which is the correct verb in each sentence?

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Re: Which is the correct verb in each sentence?

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Strictly speaking, 'is' in both, although especially conversationally, most native speakers would probably accept 'are' in #1.
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