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    One of the people who + singular or plural?

    I always get myself confused with this rule.

    One of the people who make me happy is Janet.

    She is one of the people who make me happy.

    Am I correct?

    When shall I use the singular form, makes?

    Thank you.

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    Re: One of the people who + singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yura Reiri View Post
    I always get myself confused with this rule.

    One of the people who make me happy is Janet.

    She is one of the people who make me happy.

    Am I correct?

    When shall I use the singular form, makes?

    Thank you.
    Yes, you are correct.
    You don't use the singular with 'people'. You can say, "The person who makes me happy is Janet."

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    Re: One of the people who + singular or plural?

    So in the sentence,"You're one of those who make me happy." Who is actually referring to those and not to one?

    Thank you. :)

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    Re: One of the people who + singular or plural?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yura Reiri View Post
    So in the sentence,"You're one of those who make me happy." Who is actually referring to those and not to one?

    Thank you. :)
    Yes. "You're one of [those who make me happy]."

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    Re: One of the people who + singular or plural?

    Thank you.

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