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April 27 2014 — Specifiying "be"

 

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Steve Jobs directed the development and design of several new devices one of which the iPhone is.

 

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Steve Jobs directed the development and design of several new devices one of which the iPhone is.

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Why?

Steve Jobs directed the development and design of several new devices one of which is the iPhone.

 

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Note that the object of the quantity phrase "one of them" modifies "devices"; therefore, we cannot simplify "one of which" to just "which".