one of the reasons for ... is/are the painful crises

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asinaj

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Portuguese - Brazil
Hello,

My doubt is about the form of the verb used in the following sentence: "One of the reasons for... is/are the painful crises". My feeling is to use the verb in the singular form, since I believe it should agree with the word "one". But I got confused because of that plural complement "painful crises".
 
  • sdgraham

    Senior Member
    USA English
    As tepatria posted, you are correct.

    Note, however, that this is a common error among native speakers and don't be misled when you see it misused.
     
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