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I know that the word "who" can both refer to a singular or a plural noun. The thing that makes me confused is the word "you" in the following sentences. Should it be followed by a singular or a plural verb? Haven't had any luck in searching for the precise answer. Thank you!

  • Who among you watch this show?
  • Who among you watches this show?
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    Instead of just asking if these are correct or not, explain why you think they might or might not be. Then we can reopen this. – J.R. Apr 11 '18 at 1:06
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I think this should be Who among you watches this show?

Who is the subject and takes the singular verb, among you is a prepositional phrase and you is not actually the subject of the verb.

It's similar to Who in the world likes pumpkin? I realize that many people (not me) do, but still ask the question with Who likes...

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Imagine an all right after the who as in:

Who among you all watch this show?

They aren't referring to a singular you rather a plural.

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Both are correct. The phrase who among you is somewhat formal and old-fashioned. You're more likely to see it in books written in centuries past, and if you do hear it, it will probably be out of the mouth of a preacher standing at the pulpit, not from the presenter at a TED-talk.

But let's make it contemporary anyway:

Who among you has seen Jurassic Park?

Who among you are Tottenham fans?

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Both can be correct but treating "who" as singular is more common:

"Who among you watches"... (154 Google hits)

"Who among you watch"... (12 Google hits)

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