I know I’ve blogged about this before (in fact, I think it was about a Cheerios box), but I’m writing about it again because people STILL don’t get it.
I am sitting on the couch, working while my husband is watching t.v. A match.com ad came on and I heard, “One in five relationships start online.”
Um, no. ONE in five relationships STARTS online. “One” is SINGULAR. It requires a SINGULAR verb. ONE relationship STARTS; FIVE relationships START.
Just for verification, I went online and discovered that the same sentence is on the opening screen of their website, too.
Advertising companies really need someone to double-check their grammar.