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    who of...

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    Who of you has made only one mistake?
    Who of you have made only one mistake?

    has/have refer to "who" or "you"?

    thank you

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    Re: who of...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Who of you has made only one mistake?
    Who of you have made only one mistake?

    has/have refer to "who" or "you"?

    thank you
    One of you has made only one mistake.
    Who of you has made only one mistake?
    Two of you have made only one mistake.
    Who of you have made only one mistake?
    Hope that help you.

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    Re: who of...

    Who of you has made only one mistake?
    Should that be:
    Which one of you...?

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    Re: who of...

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Should that be:
    Which one of you...?

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    maybe it's also fine!!!

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    #5

    Re: who of...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Who of you has made only one mistake?
    Who of you have made only one mistake?

    has/have refer to "who" or "you"?

    thank you
    "has/have" refers to "who". But that doesn't help you to decide whether "has" or "have" is right. I would use "has".

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    Re: who of...

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Who of you has made only one mistake?
    Who of you have made only one mistake?

    has/have refer to "who" or "you"?

    thank you
    Who is by default singular in number, and since it's the subject in your examples above, it's the one that agrees with the verb:

    Ex: Who (of you) has ... ?
    Ex: Who (among you) is ... ?

    Note, you don't need the words in brackets (...) to express the meaning you want.

    Read about the phrase Who of you here I'm making a record of this little exchange because it illustrates a question that comes up frequently--the difference between


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