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    The Relative pronoun who and its antecedent.

    Dear All,

    Which of the following sentences is correct

    He is one of the scientists who knows the answer.

    He is one of the scientists who know the answer.

    Please could you explain.

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    Greystroke

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    Re: The Relative pronoun who and its antecedent.

    I wouldn't use "who" there, I'd use "that". I would say "He's one of the scientists that know the answer". All of them know the answer and he is one of them.

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