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  1. kbump
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    Have or has ?

    Would you say "have knowledge" or "has knowledge" in this sentence?

    This is a communication area we need to work on to assure each of us have knowledge of new products prior to their launch.

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    Re: Have or has ?

    each of us = One person out of us. So, you should use "has".

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    Re: Have or has ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kbump View Post
    Would you say "have knowledge" or "has knowledge" in this sentence?

    This is a communication area we need to work on to assure each of us have knowledge of new products prior to their launch.
    Hello I am not a teacher,

    I agree with Euncu. Maybe if you have use every instead of each you can use the verb in have form.

    See you later.

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    Re: Have or has ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Maybe if you have use every instead of each you can use the verb in have form.
    I guess, you meant to say "all"

    ...all of us have...
    ...every one of us has...

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    Re: Have or has ?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    I guess, you meant to say "all"

    ...all of us have...
    ...every one of us has...
    Hi Euncu,

    No, I am not sure but I think we can write the following phrase: ...every one of us have...

    I believe have is nice in this case, because when you use the word every the sense is more approaching the sense of all. Do you follow me?

    Best,

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    Re: Have or has ?

    I disagree, The French.
    Everyone (or every one - as you wish) = Singular.
    That means has applies to each and every.

    Every single person has problems.
    Each of us has good knowledge.

    Cheers!


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    Re: Have or has ?

    When 'each' is followed by an of phrase containing a plural noun or pronoun, there is a tendency for the verb to be plural: Each of the candidates has (or have) spoken on the issue. Some usage guides maintain that only the singular verb is correct, but plural verbs occur frequently even in edited writing.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Each?r=66

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    When 'each' is followed by an of phrase containing a plural noun or pronoun, there is a tendency for the verb to be plural: Each of the candidates has (or have) spoken on the issue. Some usage guides maintain that only the singular verb is correct, but plural verbs occur frequently even in edited writing.

    Each Definition | Definition of Each at Dictionary.com
    Hi Kondorosi,

    Some people think that only the singular form is right in this case but you wrote (or you have written?) the plural is often used. My answer about the use of the plural form is good therefore we can employ the both ones. Indeed and notwithstanding all these answers he seems to me that the singular form is more 'academic'.

    Cordially,


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    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Some people think that only the singular form is right
    I am not one of them. Many professional editors think otherwise also.

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