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    #11

    Re: Roman law is one of the greatest systems that has/have ever existed.

    22. Steve is one of those managers who ______ how to influse a team with optimism.
    (A) knows (B) is knowing (C) had known (D) know
    (Entrance Examination of Graduate Institutes of National Taiwan University, 2009)
    Options A and D are both acceptable to native speakers, aren't they?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #12

    Re: Roman law is one of the greatest systems that has/have ever existed.

    Yes. But it seems the compilers of the Taiwanese exams parse this construction as "one (of X's) who does". The alternative "one (of X's who do)" was the wrong approach in the previous sentence.
    Last edited by abaka; 10-Aug-2019 at 18:24.
    Retired proofreader. ESL tutor. Not a teacher. Nor a typist, evidently.

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    #13

    Re: Roman law is one of the greatest systems that has/have ever existed.

    He is one of the best students that __________ ever come to this school.
    have—14%;has—86%
    Jack is one of those rare individuals who____________ decided on a definite career.
    have—16%;has—84%
    I am one of those who ________________________ equal rights.
    favor—35%;favors—65%
    --- Celce-Murcia M, Larsen-Freeman D, 1999 The Grammar Book, pp 66
    Last edited by ostracize; 10-Aug-2019 at 18:44.

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    #14

    Re: Roman law is one of the greatest systems that has/have ever existed.

    ostracize—what do those numbers mean?

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    #15

    Re: Roman law is one of the greatest systems that has/have ever existed.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    ostracize—what do those numbers mean?
    http://koreamosaic.net/elp/extras/ge...bAgreement.pdf
    Please read page 7.

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