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What makes it adj. is/are ...

Post by JustDoItNow » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:32 pm

Hello,

Please kindly suggest:

What makes it scary is the labels that cover its true values.
or
What makes it scary are the labels that cover its true values.

I know what is equal to the thing which/the things which, yet I'm still confused.


Thanks for your advice in advance

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Re: What makes it adj. is/are ...

Post by Alan » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:36 am

BrE prefers the former, while most AmE speakers would accept the latter.

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