Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 11:20:00 -0500
From: Jerry Miller millerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FRANKLINCOLL.EDU
Subject: Re: "One of the x that has/have"?
Bethany: On the "One of the fictions that has/have..." question, I
personally come down on the side of "have" (this is one we discuss a lot in
the journalism department). It seems to me that "fictions" is the subject of
that verb, not "One" (which has its own verb later on--I've forgotten what
it is, but may be "is"?). I read it in the sense of "One of all those
fictions that have been put forth over all those centuries (or whatever)..."
But, as I said, this is one of those questions that always sparks heated
debate in the journalism department here (and elsewhere, I suspect).
Pulliam School of Journalism
Franklin College (Ind.)