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What rules make “Remember me, who am your friend” grammatical?

An acquaintance recalled this specific example from an English textbook, but it is jarring to my native ear. Is this an example of prescriptive grammarians gone wild?
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The use of “who has” or “who have” in a sentence [duplicate]

Consider the following example: It is you who has taken the garbage out. It is you who have taken the garbage out. Does one use "has" or "have" in this sentence construction? ...
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“doesn't know” vs “don't know” [duplicate]

I saw this sentence in the book 1Q84: It's not just you that don't know. However, I am having trouble figuring out why (or whether) this is the correct way to write the sentence, as opposed to: ...
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Should the pronoun “you” always take a plural verb? [duplicate]

I'm writing a song, and I'd like to know if the pronoun "you" should always take a plural form. I wrote these two lines: It's You who never lies It's You who purifies I think it sounds wrong ...
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You who think or thinks [duplicate]

Some days ago I heard a teacher saying the sentence: I want to talk to you who thinks differently from the crowd. It sounded unnatural, but if you consider that 'who' is the relative pronoun ruling ...
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Verb agreement in “It is you who has/have come” [duplicate]

Today I was playing the video game Assassin’s Creed Syndicate on my PC. In a mission where the player whose name is Evie Frye meets a guy, the guy says I thought Jacob was coming but that I am ...
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“It is having time to think that makes me depressed” — grammatical function of “that”?

It is having time to think that makes me depressed. In this sentence, what is the grammatical function of the word that?
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Subject verb agreement has/have [duplicate]

Which is correct? You are one of the people who has or have helped me.
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What should be the correct form of 'be' verb in the following sentence? [duplicate]

So I was asked to rewrite the following sentence with the correct tense of the verb given in bracket: It is I who (be) to do it. Initially I believed, the following would be correct: It is I who has ...
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What is the nature of That-complementizer here?

It was in 1945 that World World 2 ended. I think that is a complementizer, but I'm not sure of the nature of this complement. By nature I mean the part of speech of the complement clause and to what ...