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Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 04:36
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Can someone explain me what will be verb over here-

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that (is/are) inedible

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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 04:41
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Hi,

Can someone explain me what will be verb over here-

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that (is/are) inedible

Regards,
Veenu


IMO.

Whenever there is THE ONLY or NOT ONE modifying SUBJECT ==>USE SINGULAR VERB.

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that IS inedible.

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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 05:00
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veenu08 wrote:
Hi,

Can someone explain me what will be verb over here-

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that (is/are) inedible

Regards,
Veenu


IMO.

Whenever there is ONLY or NOT ONE modifying SUBJECT ==>USE SINGULAR VERB.

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that IS inedible.

hope it helps


Hello blueseas ,

Thanks a lot, can you please suggest me the usage of that too over here, what it is referring to ?

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that (is/are) inedible

Regards,
Veenu
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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 05:17
veenu08 wrote:

Hello blueseas ,

Thanks a lot, can you please suggest me the usage of that too over here, what it is referring to ?

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that (is/are) inedible

Regards,
Veenu


hi veenu,

it is advisable to remember these:

1. One of the Xs that/who <plural>
2. One of the Xs <singular>
3. only One of the Xs <singular>
4. only One of the Xs that/who <plural>
5. "the" only One of the Xs that/who <singular>


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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 05:29
veenu08 wrote:

Thanks a lot, can you please suggest me the usage of that too over here, what it is referring to ?

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that (is/are) inedible

Regards,
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here THAT is refering to [the only one of all the sandwiches]

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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 20:20
Hello Blueseas,

As per the explanation in the book, the subject is this Sandwich, although it will not make any diff on verb, can you please help me to identify in case of such ambiguities.

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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2013, 20:25
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veenu08 wrote:
Hello Blueseas,

As per the explanation in the book, the subject is this Sandwich, although it will not make any diff on verb, can you please help me to identify in case of such ambiguities.

Regards,
Veenu


hi veenu ,

you can see my previous post to have no confusion in this type of examples:
subject-verb-agreement-157781.html#p1255953

for more to understand the concept please refer to below link :
http://www.beatthegmat.com/one-of-the-t40356.html

HOPE IT HELPS

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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 09:16
blueseas wrote:
veenu08 wrote:
Hello Blueseas,

As per the explanation in the book, the subject is this Sandwich, although it will not make any diff on verb, can you please help me to identify in case of such ambiguities.

Regards,
Veenu


hi veenu ,

you can see my previous post to have no confusion in this type of examples:
subject-verb-agreement-157781.html#p1255953

for more to understand the concept please refer to below link :
http://www.beatthegmat.com/one-of-the-t40356.html

HOPE IT HELPS


Thanks a lot blueseas . :)
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Re: Subject-Verb Agreement [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2013, 09:32
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veenu08 wrote:
Hi,

Can someone explain me what will be verb over here-

This sandwich is the only one of all the sandwiches made at the deli that (is/are) inedible

Regards,
Veenu


Just apply the "cut the fluff" technique and you get:

"This sandwich is the only one....that is inedible."

The phrase "OF all the sandwiches made AT the deli" - this is all fluff that does not contribute to the core skeleton of the sentence.

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