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    Originally posted by ladesigner1

    So, the following sentence is correct?

    Only one of the President's nominees was confirmed.
    Yes, this is absolutely correct.
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    Originally posted by ladesigner1

    So, the following sentence is correct?

    Only one of the President's nominees was confirmed.

    Please advise. Thanks.
    tobe & lade! Do differentiate between the two patterns, the key word here is "who/that".

    "One of five Americans saves society millions of dollars"

    does not resemble

    "One of five Americans who save society millions of dollars is talking with Erin" [^]

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    why not who works? why no s in it?
    I am getting confused
    Is it because one in five americans? and not one of five americans?
    so can I make a sentence like this:
    -One in five dogs barks every single day?
    -That is one of five dogs that bark every single day?

    Help plz

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    Quote Originally Posted by nirals1 View Post
    Is there a rule for 'One in 5 people'
    What would the answer to this question be. Appreciate your help

    1) One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save society millions of dollars that would ordinarily be required for nursing homes or other long care facilities.

    A) One in five Americans who work shorter hours at their job in order to provide care for an elderly relative save
    B) One in five Americans working shorter hours at their jobs in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves
    C) The one in five Americans who work shorter hours at a job in order to provide care for an elderly relative saves
    D) Those Americans, approximately one-fifth of all employs, who work shorter hours at a job in order to care for an elderly relative save

    Should it be 'save' or 'saves' here?
    thx

    But why are we choosing B over A?

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    My ans to that and one more SC

    'Saves' coz it agrees with the singular subject 'One in five americans'

    What about this :-

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    9. To help preserve ancient Egyptian monuments threatened
    by high water tables, a Swedish engineering firm has
    proposed installing pumps, perhaps solar powered, to
    lower the underground water level and dig trenches
    around
    the bases of the stone walls.(A) to lower the underground water level and dig trenches
    (B) to lower the underground water level and to dig
    trenches
    (C) to lower the underground water level and digging trenches
    (D) that lower the underground water level and that
    trenches be dug
    (E) that lower the underground water level and trench
    digging


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    Good discussion link guys...gained a lot

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    Excellent!
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    hmm.. I think I'm getting a hold of the concept ppl. So in that case this sentence would also be correct?

    One of the Presidents who speak well is a dope.

    My reasoning seems to go as follows: Since all of the Presidents in question "speak" well, a plural verb pointing to all presidents must be used, and since only one among the presidents in question "is" a dope, we use the singular noun ?


    How about this?
    One of the biggest loopholes in the pact is the fact that blah blah blah....

    Disclaimer:
    No presidents of any country "were" meant to be scorned in the creation of this post! Any indirect references are purely fictitious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2gopal View Post
    So in that case this sentence would also be correct?

    One of the Presidents who speak well is a dope.

    My reasoning seems to go as follows: Since all of the Presidents in question "speak" well, a plural verb pointing to all presidents must be used, and since only one among the presidents in question "is" a dope, we use the singular noun ?


    How about this?
    One of the biggest loopholes in the pact is the fact that blah blah blah....

    Disclaimer:
    No presidents of any country "were" meant to be scorned in the creation of this post! Any indirect references are purely fictitious.
    Hehe, funny. Yup, your reasoning is sound. Very nice example.
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