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One of the pieces is missing.

One of the piece is missing.

One of the pieces are missing.

Which is correct and why?
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Think in terms of 'one piece' is missing. The verb is not affected by the prepositional phrase.
So with if it's pieces instead of piece?

Would it be one of the pieces are missing?
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So if it's two...then it'll be two of the pieces are missing.?
pleasehelp So if it's two...then it'll be two of the pieces are missing?

Yes.
pleasehelpOne of the pieces is missing.

One of the piece is missing.

One of the pieces are missing.

Which is correct and why?

One of the pieces is missing.

One of the piece? Surely you're jesting. Why would you select one out of a group of one?

One are? Jesting again, right?

I thought you said you were a native speaker of English. No?

CJ
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Not at all joking, these are sentences I found online...I'm just double checking them. I don't have a very solid background in English thus it leads to my insecurity w/ the language and inability to decide if others are right or wrong. So I ask a lot of very weird questions, I know..and it's not because I'm being a brat but only 'cause of how unsure I am.

I mean I can write up a storm about a bunch of things, but I don't know if it's correct and definitely don't understand the concept of how it is constructed...because I've never been taught English grammar. It's really different when I speak it because it just comes out naturally and usually I don't really think about the reason behind how a sentence is grammatically created, at least not until now...
what's the difference between:

At least not until now and at least until now?
pleasehelpbecause I've never been taught English grammar
pleasehelpIt's really different when I speak it because it just comes out naturally.
Controversial pieces, you gave us. I doubt that person can speak naturally without any background.
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