Saturday, August 04, 2007

One of my friend or friends?

Many people with whom I converse with are in a dilemma.
Have we not heard people saying “One of my friend come to office by train”?
We have.
Is it correct to use “one of my friend come”?
Mmm, no. We may use “One of my friends comes to office by train.”
One of my friends because, the friend in question is one among many of my friends.
Comes because, one of my friends is singular.
Examples:
One of the buses has got very stylish seating arrangements.
One of the rooms has more ventilation than the others.
One of those gentlemen goes straight to the café from the office.
One of you can join me for the lunch.
One of our family members is flying to the USA today.

3 comments:

Mathi said...

its quite interesting and a good effort.

Sushant Ranjan said...

Thanx a lot 4 clearing d doubt

Sushant Ranjan said...

Thanx a lot 4 clearing d doubt