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    Whoever has or have?

    There is no doubt whoever obtained these photos have them uploaded on the
    Internet with malicious and deliberate intent. (Edison Chen)

    Isn't whoever a singular pornoun? Why use a plural verb?

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    Re: Whoever has or have?

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    There is no doubt whoever obtained these photos have them uploaded on the
    Internet with malicious and deliberate intent. (Edison Chen)

    Isn't whoever a singular pornoun? Why use a plural verb?
    Yes, it should be "has uploaded them". But who is Edison Chen that he should get the grammar right?

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