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Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns: Agreement after one of, the only one of

Check agreement in relative clauses after one of.

The phrase one of is followed by a plural noun. However, the verb can be singular or plural, depending on the meaning.
  Examples Juan is one of the employees who work long hours.
[Several employees work long hours. Juan is one of them. The plural word employees is the antecedent of who, the subject of the plural work in the relative clause.]

Juan is the only one of the employees who works long hours.
[Only Juan works long hours.]

See also
Appropriate Use
Agreement of Verb
Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses
Clauses with Quantity Words
Clauses with Prepositions
That as Relative Pronoun
Position of Relative Clause
Unnecessary Pronoun
Where and When