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Why do some people use a singular noun when they start a phrase with "one of your . . . "?


They might continue by saying "[one of your] best/worst/favorite/least-favorite/best-loved/most-hated" or something similar. Do you have a grammar theory?

 

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    Aficionada 4 years ago

    Yes, MrMaranatha, you have described well the reason why a singular noun is incorrect in that situation. Yet I do hear people use one incorrectly, and I even see it in writing, as I did here on HP just before posting the Q. I'm curious to know why?


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    Aficionada 4 years ago

    This may take too much space (sorry). I do not mean the verb is singular. I mean that some people now incorrectly say (to play off your example), "I bought one of your Amazon book," rather than "books" Why? I admit this is not a great example.


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