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Context: Paratroopers are landing.

My brain says it should be: "As each of them touch down,..."

but then again, it could be

"As each of them touches down,..."

You could argue that plural noun/pronoun goes with plural verb but "they" is a plural pronoun and would go with "touch" not touches, and "each" could go with "touch" if "each touch" did something.

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As each of them touches down ...

(singular subject)

or

As they touch down ...

(plural subject)

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Each of/each one of/every one of are followed by plural noun of pronoun but the verb is usually singular. When we use each we talk about every individual.

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As each of them touches

Each describes individuals.

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    This is correct, but awfully sparse. – Nathan Tuggy Mar 20 at 5:53
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Definitely, the verb should be singular. Look up in the section of "subject-verb agreement" of any grammar book, plz.

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    Please provide a more detailed explanation. The question is not about agreement, but about which are the words to consider in the agreement. – virolino Mar 21 at 11:57
  • IN the context where paratroopers are talked about, you may just say " as they touch down..." I can't understand why each should be used in this context. Yey, when each is the subject, the verb has to be "touches." – reader1995 Mar 24 at 1:44
  • 1. The additional explanation must be in the answer, not in the comment. 2. If you do not understand something, you should not provide answers - you are always welcome to post your own questions. 3. The additional explanation is not any more clear than the original answer. – virolino Mar 24 at 7:31

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