which is correct?

More than one baggage is allowed


More than one baggages are allowed

  • ThanksColleenC for pointing out the mistake with the use of baggages. – padman Jan 17 '18 at 4:09
  • My doubt is whether " one car Is allowed " , "or more than one cars are allowed " is the right usage. – padman Jan 17 '18 at 4:13

If you look at the entry for baggage in the Cambridge Dictionary, you will see the letter U next to the word: that means it is uncountable, like sugar or leather.

You can't have one baggage, or more than one baggage, and you certainly can't have a plural baggages. You just have baggage.

The sentence can be fixed in one of two ways. You can replace baggage by bag, which is countable (note the C in brackets next to the dictionary definition):

More than one bag is allowed

Alternatively, you can talk about a piece of baggage, which is also countable:

More than one piece of baggage is allowed.

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    One other way to make a word countable is to use it at the front of a noun adjunct. It doesn’t work so well with baggage (at least, not in American English, I don’t think), but I think it could work with luggage instead of baggage: More than one luggage item is allowed. – J.R. Jan 16 '18 at 8:22
  • I feel that OP intended to ask whether more than one IS allowed, or more than one ARE allowed. – Chaim Jan 16 '18 at 22:04

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