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Would you treat 'who' as singular or plural in the following?
No wonder that the designer is one of those who has been approached for the design job at Schiaparelli.

I believe that who here takes those as an antecedent.
The excerpt is from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/fashion/dior-says-it-with-flowers.html
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I agree with you that 'have' is correct, but I understand that not all agree with us.
canadian45I agree with you that 'have' is correct, but I understand that not all agree with us.
Thanks!
Btw, are you familiar with this type of construction even though you would go with 'have'?
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JungKimI believe that who here takes those as an antecedent.
Has is correct. The sentence does not refer to those; it refers to one (the designer), which is singular.
Aspara Gus JungKimI believe that who here takes those as an antecedent.Has is correct. The sentence does not refer to those; it refers to one (the designer), which is singular.
Several designers have been approached. The designer mentioned is one of those. He is one of {the designers who have been approached}.

Of the designers who have been approached, the designet is one who has not felt flattered.

Most of the designers have felt flattered. George is the only designer who has not felt flattered. He is the only one of the designers (who have been approached) who has not felt flattered.

Aspara GusHas is correct.
Sorry, it's not. Emotion: sad

the designer is (just) one [(within the whole set) of [ those (designers) who have been approached... ] ]

CJ
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It didn't occur to me, CJ and fivejedjon! Thanks.
JungKim !Btw, are you familiar with this type of construction even though you would go with 'have'?
I am not sure how to answer that, except to say that subject-verb agreement is often a difficult topic and mistakes are of course common.
Another way to analyze the grammar is to rephrase the sentence as follows. 'Of those who have been approached........, it is no wonder that the designer is one.'
1. One of the students is playing cricket.
2. He is one of those students who are playing cricket.
Am I right?
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