Date: Mon, 6 Nov 1995 23:00:47 EST
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: "One of the x that has/have"?
"One of the fictions that have grown out of the constant interviewing
of Reed and other arbiters of right-wing political correctness is
"Of the fictions that have grown, one is...." Seems gramatically
Or, preserving the word order of the original,
One [of [THE FICTIONS that HAVE grown out of the constant interviewing of
Reed and other arbiters of r-w p c]] is ...
If I'm not mistaken, even prescriptivists (at least Safire) argue explicitly
for the logic of the plural in contexts like 'One of the women that work in my