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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 6 months ago

"The people who will read this are idiots." Or "The people who will read this are idiot."?

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    Both are correct. However, the use of idiot as an adjective is now quite rare; the more common form is idiotic, which is what you would use in your second version.

    Jonas Wilkerson says this in Gone with the Wind: Still high and mighty, ain't you? Well, I know all about you. I know your father's turned idiot. You can't pay your taxes ..."

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    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      @John P, I read ' who will read this' as meaning 'who is willing to read this', as in 'Will you marry me?' which is not future but asking for consent.

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  • 6 months ago

    The first one. Are is the plural version, and "the people who read this" are plural.

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  • M.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    ... person ... is an idiot.

    ... people ... are idiots.

    The quantity (singular/plural) must match.

    And likewise, the verb must match.

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  • 6 months ago

    'People' is plural, so the noun 'idiot' must be plural: 'idiots'.

    Or, if you prefer, you can use an adjective instead of a noun: "The people who will read this are idiotic."

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    idiots. Plural. more than one person.

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  • 6 months ago

    what could a good answer be???????????????

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  • 6 months ago

    The first one is right

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