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    #1

    The phrase "every one of us"

    Hi,

    Which one is correct:
    1- Every one of us is fallible.
    2- Every one of us are fallible.

    vs

    1- Every one of us has a unique identity.
    2- Every one of us have a unique identity.

    When I conducted a google search, for "every one of us is", I got ca 13 million hits vs 5 million for "every one of us are", leading me to believe that the phrase is regarded singular. However I got about 44 million google hits for "every one of us have" vs ca 7 million for "every one of us has", as if "every one of us" in now plural. So how is the case?

    Thank you in advance!

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    #2

    Re: The phrase "every one of us"

    Quote Originally Posted by eureka1 View Post
    Hi,

    Which one is correct:
    1- Every one of us is fallible.
    2- Every one of us are fallible.

    vs

    1- Every one of us has a unique identity.
    2- Every one of us have a unique identity.

    When I conducted a google search, for "every one of us is", I got ca 13 million hits vs 5 million for "every one of us are", leading me to believe that the phrase is regarded singular. However I got about 44 million google hits for "every one of us have" vs ca 7 million for "every one of us has", as if "every one of us" in now plural. So how is the case?

    Thank you in advance!
    In both cases #1 is correct.

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