Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 20:41:12 -0600
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: "One of the x that has/have"?
Thanks, Natalie. Now we have both points of view. But why? It is only
ONE fiction that is addressed in the rest of the sentence.
But it's one of the fictions that have grown out of the interviewing.
Syntactically (and, Lord knows, I am no syntactician), it seems to me that
the PP "of the fictions" modifies "One" which needs the verb "has."
But "that have grown out of the interviewing" goes with "fictions" -- plural.
It's presumably not the only fiction that has grown out of the interviewing.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)