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What concern me (is the election result / are the election results).


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The French (is / are) usually fashion-conscious people

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He is one of my friends who (is an IT professional / are IT professionals).

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Hi @Pradeep.Mdas actually if you look at this sentence, it is not awkward at all:

He is one of my friends who are IT professionals.

What this is saying is that many of my friends are IT professionals; He is one of them.

This construction is quite common. Perhaps the only "exception" to this is when "only" is present: He is the only one among my friends who is an IT professional.


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One of my (friend / friends) (is an IT professional / are IT professionals).

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friend-is.......friends---are

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One of my (friend / friends) (is an IT professional / are IT professionals).

1. Dhoni is one of those cricketers who (does / do) modelling assignments

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Dhoni is one of those cricketers who (does / do) modelling assignments.

This is one of those (book / books) that (was / were) published last year.

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This is one of those books that were published last year.

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This is one of those (book / books) that (was / were) published last year.

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Every day, / the scent of apples and cinnamon sticks permeate /throughout the cider mill, /causing most visitors to purchase snacks while on the tour.

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A recent and popular self-help book wryly notes that if adolescence were not so painful, IT would have a droll comedic aspect, at least in retrospect. 

I think IT can refer to adolescence or to wryly ,However , the above sentence is correct .I have the confusion that why IT cant refer wryly. No logic only grammar plz.

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Hi @lochan_cancer , guess you wanted to mention that "it" refers to "adolescence" (and not "notes"). For the logic that you have given, "notes" is a "verb" and so, the pronoun "it" cannot refer to the "verb".

Sunny, am assuming you somehow interpreted that "wryly" was an "author". Even if that was your interpretation, "it" can only refer to "non-living things" and so, cannot refer to an author.

Thanks,

Ashish.

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The word "wryly" is used as adverb, and in that capacity it can not serve as antecedent to a pronoun. 

The pronoun IT can refer to one sensible singular noun or pronoun. Among the singular nouns in the sentence, which are book, adolescence, aspect and retrospect, the eligible noun that serves as antecedent to pronoun IT is adolescence: First reason is proximity and second reason is parallel structure of if construct.  

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According to some analysts, the gains in the stock market reflect growing confidence that the economy will avoid the recession that many had feared earlier in the year and instead come in for a 'soft landing', followed by a gradual increase in the business activity.

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It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers more than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America's Lake Superior

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