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Again, i have problems with concord.

i found this question in my secondary book i used years back.

1. Nobody will object to the proprosal, will (he. they).

The answer given by my teacher was "they" and even though i quite agree with the answer now but i m puzzled that shouldn;t nobody be used in the singular context.

Then again i saw another book with such rule stating that "one of those" should be used with plural verb, is that true.

eg: He is one of those who like an outdoor life. (Shouldn't "he" be the subject in this sentence like one of the boys was ill)?

Thanks for any replies.

Awence
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1. Nobody ... they
are fine, because nobody is impersonal.

2. those is closest to the verb, use plural.
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AwenceAgain, i have problems with concord.

i found this question in my secondary book i used years back.

1. Nobody will object to the proprosal, will (he. they).

The answer given by my teacher was "they" and even though i quite agree with the answer now but i m puzzled that shouldn;t nobody be used in the singular context.

Then again i saw another book with such rule stating that "one of those" should be used with plural verb, is that true.

eg: He is one of those who like an outdoor life. (Shouldn't "he" be the subject in this sentence like one of the boys was ill)?

Thanks for any replies.

Awence
'Who' refers to 'those', so you need the plural verb. You could use a singular verb: "He is one who likes".