Subject-Verb Agreement
One Words
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subject-verb
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Writing and
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The pronouns anyone, everyone, no one, one, and someone
are singular. They each require a third-person singular verb.  
Why
do we say 'One of the
people is poking the
fire' even though people
is a plural noun?
These people are having a bonfire party.

Anyone is invited to this party.
Everyone is having a good time.
No one is eating a hot dog.
One of the people is poking the fire.
Someone is going to have to put the fire out later.    
Do you know the
answer to the question
on the left? If you say
it's because the word
people is part of a
prepositional phrase,
you're right!
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