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    #1

    the one of

    Are these sentences correc:

    1-I like the one of them who is wearing a long dress.
    2-I like the one of John's friends who is wearing a long dress.

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    #2

    Re: the one of

    I may not be qualified to give you the answers, but here's what I think the sentences should be:

    1. Drop 'of them'

    2. I think the sentence becomes grammatically correct once you drop 'the', but it still sounds a bit awkward to me. The second half of the sentence, 'who is wearing a long dress' sounds like the speaker is there at the place where he / she can see and point finger at 'one of john's friends'. The first half, 'I like one of John's friends', seems to suggest exactly the opposite.

    Correct me if I'm wrong
    Last edited by HaraKiriBlade; 16-May-2005 at 21:22.

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    Re: the one of

    For the second, I'd say 'the friend of John's whose wearing..'

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