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    chance22 is offline Member
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    every one of you

    I'm not sure if this verb is properly used: Every one of you are unique.
    or shall I use "Every one of you is"?

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    Re: every one of you

    Not a teacher.

    "One" is singular. One is.

    "Every one of you is unique." Don't let the "you" throw you off. "Of you" is a prepositional phrase. "One" is the subject of the sentence.

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    Re: every one of you

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Not a teacher.

    "One" is singular. One is.

    "Every one of you is unique." Don't let the "you" throw you off. "Of you" is a prepositional phrase. "One" is the subject of the sentence.
    Thank you. This is helpful.

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