The relative pronoun and the verb referring to the person

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The relative pronoun and the verb referring to the person

Postby sri_india » Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:42 pm

Which expression is correct?
I, who am clever, can not clear the exam. or
I, who is clever, .....

It is I, who am disabled or it is I, who is disabled.

Is it you, who are going there? or
Is it you, who is going there?

You, who is shrewd, are wasting your time now, or
You, who are shrewd, are wasting your time now.

Does the verb after the relative pronoun agree with the subject of the sentence only and not with who, the third person.

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Postby Alan » Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:56 am

'Who', as a relative pronoun, agrees at all times with its referent in both person and number. Thus it is

I, who AM...

and never

*I, who IS...


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