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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Cool speak or speaks?

    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct?

    "I am the one who speak (or speaks ??) English." ?

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    Re: speak or speaks?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct?

    "I am the one who speak (or speaks ??) English." ?
    'Speaks' because with 'I am the one who.....' you are putting yourself in the third person.

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    Smile Re: speak or speaks?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Which sentence is correct?

    "I am the one who speak (or speaks ??) English." ?
    Just like bhaisahab writes in his post, it's speaks. Here's the rule:

    In constructions which have the form I am + noun or noun phrase + who, the verb following who agrees with the noun (the antecedent of who) and is therefore always in the third person (singular or plural):
    I am the sort of person who likes peace and quiet.
    You are the fourth of my colleagues who's told me that ('s = has, agreeing with the fourth).

    So in our example, one means person.


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