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  1. VIP Member
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    Every one of us deserves ....

    1. Every one of us deserves equal treatment.

    2. Every one of us deserve equal treatment.

    I know that #1 observes the rule (The subject "one" is singular.)

    I have noticed, however, that many native speakers say #2 (because they are influenced by the proximity of "us"). In fact, last night I heard a sentence similar to #2 that was uttered by the leader of our city's teachers' / teachers / teacher union [labor union].

    Which sentence do you recommend that we members use?

    Thank you,


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    Re: Every one of us deserves ....

    I would only use #1.

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