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Aug 24 2009   4:02PM GMT

“One in three has” or “one in three have?”

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
One in three end users ____ a wireless home network.
a. has
b. have

Answer: a

Explanation: One is the subject of the sentence, so the correct verb is has. One industrial end user (out of three) has at least one deployed wireless application.

Writinghood offers more about tricky cases of subject-verb agreement.

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