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Is it "know" or "knows" in "no one but you know(s)..."?
no one but you know=54 returns
no one but you knows=935 returns
Which means more people use "knows", the difference is big enough to conclude that "knows" is correct.
Grammatically, "knows" is correct, because the word "but" here is a preposition, which means the subject of the sentence is "no one" which is third person singular.
We need native speakers to confirm or otherwise.
I want to join you guys.
I think ''knows'' used for he,she and it.
154.000 entries for "no one but you know" "no one but you know" - Google-Suche=
936 entries for "no one but you knows" "no one but you knows" - Google-Suche=
Dany, that's the German Google. It should be 'knows' because the subject is 'no one'. You can rephrase it:
No one knows but you
you know but no one
one one but you knows, then you will have tons of returns. But if you type
"no one but you knows" (with brackets), then the number of returns is much smaller.
Again BUT is a preposition. This is very important. In the same way, you say:
A letter together with three books HAS been sent to you. But
A letter and three books HAVE been sent to you.
Words after preposition cannot be counted as part of the subject.
Tdol, you can correct me, if I am wrong.
Dany, be carefulo with Google results- some of them are for things like 'no one. But you know', which is completely different.