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    It's only you who is/are confused.

    It's only you who is/are confused.

    Should I use 'is' or 'are'?

    Thanks.

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    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    Hi Tan
    Is the term "you" intended to be singular or plural?
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    #3

    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hi Tan
    Is the term "you" intended to be singular or plural?
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    R21
    Thanks, Route21. "You" is singular.

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    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Is the term "you" intended to be singular or plural?
    I don't think that that affects the answer. It's a question of whether the subject of the verb in the relative clause is who or its antecedent. I go for 'who' -"It's only you who is confused".

    However, many disagree. I would say, "It is I who is leading this project". Many would say, "It is I who am leading..."

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    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    On balance, I go for "are".

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    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    Hi Tan
    It looks like you are not the only one that is confused!
    I'm now confused.
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    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by Route21 View Post
    Hi Tan
    It looks like you are not the only one that is confused!
    I'm now confused.
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    I understand because there are two answers, with Fivejedjon and Bhaisahab giving different versions.

    Maybe other members can help us come to a conclusion.

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    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I understand because there are two answers, with Fivejedjon and Bhaisahab giving different versions.

    Maybe other members can help us come to a conclusion.

    There is no conclusion. It's one of those things.

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    #9

    Re: It's only you who is/are confused.

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    There is no conclusion. It's one of those things.
    Exactly. I would not dream of saying that bhaisahab is 'wrong', and I am guessing that he would not say that I am 'wrong'. There is no absolutely correct answer to this question; some of us prefer one way, others the other.

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