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    Default relative clause agreement

    which one is correct



    alex is one of the employees who works 24 hours
    alex is one of the employees who work 24 hours



    alex is the only one of the employees who works 24 hours
    alex is the only one of the employees who work 24 hours

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    Default Re: relative clause agreement

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    which one is correct



    alex is one of the employees who works 24 hours
    alex is one of the employees who work 24 hours



    alex is the only one of the employees who works 24 hours
    alex is the only one of the employees who work 24 hours
    The first two are both correct, IMO. It depends on the focus of the writer.
    The first (singular verb) focuses on "Alex". The second (plural verb) focuses on "employees".

    In the second two, the word "only" clearly places the focus on "Alex". I would only accept the singular verb in that case.

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