usage of "one of the"

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usage of "one of the"

by gmatrant » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:21 pm
Can you please let me know which is right?

"Lake Michigan is one of the lakes that ___________ (flow/flows) through US"

Also how different is the one below from the above

"River X is the one of the rivers that ____________ (flow/flows) through US.

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by beat_gmat_09 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:33 pm
gmatrant wrote:Can you please let me know which is right?

"Lake Michigan is one of the lakes that ___________ (flow/flows) through US"

Also how different is the one below from the above

"River X is the one of the rivers that ____________ (flow/flows) through US.
According to me both are same.
THe subject in both cases is singular and hence takes singular verb - flows.

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by pradeepkaushal9518 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:34 pm
imo

one of the is singular subject hence takes singular verb flows.

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by sumanr84 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:41 pm
gmatrant wrote:Can you please let me know which is right?

"Lake Michigan is one of the lakes that ___________ (flow/flows) through US"

Also how different is the one below from the above

"River X is the one of the rivers that ____________ (flow/flows) through US.
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by scoobydooby » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:42 pm
"Lake Michigan is one of the lakes that ___________ (flow/flows) through US"

=> would go with "flow". the verb "flow" should accord with the plural subject- "lakes". we are in fact referring to the larger group of lakes that flow through US

"River X is the one of the rivers that ____________ (flow/flows) through US.

=> guess we are missing an "only". the sentence should read "River X is the only one of the......."
here we must use "flows" to accord with singular "River X". Only X flows through US.

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by gmatrant » Sat May 01, 2010 4:38 am
Thanks guys this helps.