Apologies if this question has been asked before- even as a native English speaker, I'm not sure how to word the grammar behind it.

I came across something a friend (who is not a native English speaker) wrote, but I wasn't sure if I should have corrected her. She wrote something about "people like me who want to be an engineer". I believe that she should have written "people like me who want to be engineers", since the subject is people, but I can also see the argument for the other phrase, since each individual person wants to be an engineer, not multiple engineers. Which is correct?

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    In that context either construction is correct. There is a slight difference in meaning and tone. (And remember the old saw: "Four years ago, I couldn’t even spell injuneer, and now I are one.”) – Hot Licks Dec 20 '16 at 22:47

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