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    Using "one of"

    Hi,
    I have a question regarding the use of "one of"

    Which is correct? I asked MANY people and have received 50/50 answers..all people who I thought would be good sources!

    to follow one of the steps that MAKE up your goal.

    to follow one of the steps that MAKES up your goal.

    I appreciate any help here!


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    Smile Re: Using "one of"

    I am not a teacher, but i believe the correct one is:

    To follow one of the steps that make up your goal.

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    Re: Using "one of"

    You decide:

    Is it one of the steps that makes up your goal?

    or

    Is it one of the steps that make up your goal?

    What makes up your goal? The steps? or 'one' (of the steps)?

    In other words, what is the subject of the verb? Once you decide, you will have the answer.

    Petra
    P.S.: My question: Is your goal really made up of steps, or do the steps lead you to the accomplishment of your goal?

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