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    What

    You cannot use what in sentence like these:

    * Everything that happened was my fault.( not' everything what happened…')

    What = the things( s) that:
    * What happened was fault .(= the thing that happened)

    So can I say as a plural
    What happened were faults.
    What happened were mistakes.

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    Re: What

    Quote Originally Posted by atchan View Post
    You cannot use "what" in sentence like these:
    You need to quote words that are not part of the sentence. Eg.
    "What does this mean?" and "What does 'this' mean?" are two different sentences.
    "You cannot use what in sentences like these[?]" means "What can't you use in sentenecs like these?:"

    * Everything that happened was my fault.( not' everything what happened…')
    An asterisk is used in front of an incorrect sentence that is used as an example. Your sentence is correct, so shouldn't be preceded by an asterisk.

    What = the things( s) that:
    * What happened was my fault .(= the thing that happened)

    So can I say as a plural
    What happened were faults.
    What happened were mistakes.
    Yes, you can.

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