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# John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

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John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

A. one who
B. one of which
C. one of whom
D. one of them who
E. one whom

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28 Jan 2018, 01:54
this is confusing as is and are are there in the same sentence. Could you please explain how to solve
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28 Jan 2018, 02:10
if option D would be "ONE OF THEM"
THEN WHICH WILL BE THE CORRECT OPTION
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "ONE OF THEM' AND "KNE OF WHOM"

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28 Jan 2018, 02:19
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this is confusing as is and are are there in the same sentence. Could you please explain how to solve

John's nephews[Subject1], one who[Subject2] is [Verb2] deaf, are [VERB1] tall, strong and hot-tempered.

A. one who -- "one who is deaf" this is a pronoun (one) + noun modifier (relative clause) construction. But since Verb2 is singular, we can't use this for all nephews. Moreover, sentence is trying to convey that one of the nephew is deaf. That's why C is correct.
B. one of which -- WHICH can't be used for people.
C. one of whom -- CORRECT.
D. one of them who -- who after them is wrong. And also if who refer to them then the subject must be plural "are" but Verb2 is singular.
E. one whom -- same issue as A.

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28 Jan 2018, 02:43
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John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

A. one who
B. one of which
C. one of whom
D. one of them who
E. one whom

John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

The intended meaning of the Sentence is such that it is referring to " Nepews " however one of them has been pointed out as deaf, hence corret answer must be (C) one of whom.

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28 Jan 2018, 10:52
Abhishek009 wrote:
reto wrote:
John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

A. one who
B. one of which
C. one of whom
D. one of them who
E. one whom

John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

The intended meaning of the Sentence is such that it is referring to " Nepews " however one of them has been pointed out as deaf, hence corret answer must be (C) one of whom.

say,option D:one of them
then which of the options between A and D would be correct
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29 Jan 2018, 06:56
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Abhishek009 wrote:
reto wrote:
John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

A. one who
B. one of which
C. one of whom
D. one of them who
E. one whom

John's nephews, one who is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.

The intended meaning of the Sentence is such that it is referring to " Nepews " however one of them has been pointed out as deaf, hence corret answer must be (C) one of whom.

say,option D:one of them
then which of the options between A and D would be correct

Option A is incorrect anyway!

As for D, the usage "one of them is deaf" would be incorrect. Following are the two correct usages of subgroup modifiers:

one/some/many/few etc. + of whom + verb.
one/some/many/few + of them (+no verb).

I have many friends, some of whom are completely crazy... correct
I have many friends, some of them completely crazy... correct
I have many friends, some of them are completely crazy... wrong (run-on sentence)

Now consider the subject question:
John's nephews, one of whom is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.... correct
John's nephews, one of them deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.... correct
John's nephews, one of them is deaf, are tall, strong and hot-tempered.... wrong

(Note: The underlined parts above are subgroup modifiers.)
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