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    #1

    One of you... IS?

    Someone said it should be "...one of you are..."

    Is that correct? In that case, why?!

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    #2

    Re: One of you... IS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deen View Post
    Someone said it should be "...one of you are..."

    Is that correct? In that case, why?!
    No. One of you is...

    The subject is "one" and that is always singular.


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    Re: One of you... IS?

    Thanks. Yes I thought so. I just pointed it out to someone being quite rude on our guestbook, and this anonymous someone told me to study some grammar before lecturing (un)said person...

    I felt I was on safe ground, but you never know when you're gonna learn something new and surprising, do you?!

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    Re: One of you... IS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deen View Post
    Thanks. Yes I thought so. I just pointed it out to someone being quite rude on our guestbook, and this anonymous someone told me to study some grammar before lecturing (un)said person...

    I felt I was on safe ground, but you never know when you're gonna learn something new and surprising, do you?!
    You're on very safe ground here.


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    #5

    Re: One of you... IS?

    Good to know. Thanks!

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    #6

    Re: One of you... IS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deen View Post
    Good to know. Thanks!
    You're welcome.

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