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    One in ten

    Are these correct? If not, why?

    What is the subject and what's the verb here?
    1. One in ten say they will buy it.
    2. One in ten says they will buy it. (Is 'says' is incorrect here, why? Isn't 'one' the subject here?)

    3. One of out three houses has it.
    4. One of out three houses have it.

    Thanks.

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    Re: One in ten

    Interesting.

    One in ten say (every one in ten = plural)
    One in ten says (each each one in ten = singular)


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    Re: One in ten

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Interesting.

    1. One in ten say (every one in ten = plural)
    2. One in ten says (each each one in ten = singular)
    I don't get what you mean by 'every one in ten' and 'each one in ten'. 'Every one' and 'Each one' mean the same to me. Could you put it in other words? Also, how is #1 plural and #2 is singular? I don't see it.

    Even though I don't get what you mean. Do they have the same meaning though?

    Are both of these correct? Or only #3 is?
    3. Two in ten say they will buy it.
    4. Two in ten says they will buy it.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jack; 22-Mar-2005 at 08:09.

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