Should the singular or plural be used after one of the ones?

You're one of the ones that understand(s) me

I've seen a native speaker use the singular form (which likely makes it at least acceptable), but shouldn't it be plural? The verb applies to multiple people, you being one of which.


You're one of the ones that understand(s) me

The native speaker was probably hypercorrecting. Note: I prefer "who".

A paraphrase should make it clear.

Of the ones who understand me, you're one.

We could expand it more

There are some 'ones' who understand me, and you are one of those ones.


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