Tuesday, July 9, 2013

One of those who is or are

“Don’t be one of those people who mistakenly believe that the word believe earlier in this sentence should have been believes.” Bryan Garner clears up a tricky question of usage: “One of those who are” or “one of those who is”? (LawProse Blog).

comments: 2

The Arthurian said...

I really enjoy posts like this one because I know I'm on the right side. (I didn't even have to check the LawProse link to know it.) But I often hesitate to comment, for your eye is so much sharper than mine.

Michael Leddy said...

Well, I’m glad you think so. :) But I immediately searched to see if I had this right in my posts, and I do. Phew.