One among the few shops in London that offer or offers designer clothes.

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One among the few shops in London that offer designer clothes.

"offers" is used when you talk about the singular thing but "shops" is plural so you have to use the offer.

sub+verb+s/es+object. this is present simple tense and in which you can see Verb should use s/es if Verb is singular.

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    – David
    Feb 1, 2018 at 13:41
  • see my edited post
    – Farhana
    Feb 1, 2018 at 13:49
  • But the poster's confusion is that he doesn't know what the subject of the verb is — one, or shops. If I were explaining why "offer" is correct I would divide it into the two sentences joined by the conjunction "that", but I'm not going to bother as it has been flagged as a duplicate and will disappear in a couple of hours.
    – David
    Feb 1, 2018 at 13:53

It really comes down to whether you are referring to "one... which offers" or "the few... which offer". From your example, the actual focus of the sentence is somewhat ambiguous. More context would give better clues, for example:

"One among the few shops in London that offers designer clothes is located on Main Street" if you are referring to a specific shop in this category.

"One among the few shops in London that offer designer clothes may hold the item you're after" if you are referring to all such shops collectively.

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