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    #1

    'is you' or 'are you'?

    If I was to say: "you are the decision maker, you gotta decide" by using 'decision maker' as the subject in the sentence like this: "Decision maker is you, you gotta decide", will it be correct? or should it be: "Decision maker are you, you gotta decide"?
    Please advise. Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: 'is you' or 'are you'?

    (Not a Teacher)

    "The decision maker is you; you've got to decide."
    or
    "You are the decision maker; you've got to decide."

    Note that the second sentence sounds better to a native's ear.

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    #3

    Re: 'is you' or 'are you'?

    Welcome to the forum, Mabz.

    Note that SV changed you 'you gotta' to 'you've got to'. As this is a forum to help people learn correct English, we try to avoid chatlish words such as 'gotta' and 'wanna'

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