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    #1

    you who are/is / I who am/is

    1, It's you who are/is to blame for the road accident.

    2. It's I who am/is to blame for the road accident.

    For sentence 1, I would use 'are', I think.
    For sentence 2, I would use 'am'.

    My choices are based on you and I.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: you who are/is / I who am/is

    Not a teacher nor a native.

    In the 2nd you might put It's me ....
    As far as I know it is more colloquial than It is I ....
    As long as you can, what auxiliary verb would you use?

    It is just a tip (may be). So I strongly recommend you to wait for teacher's reply.

    Thanks, Alex.

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    #3

    Re: you who are/is / I who am/is

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    1, It's you who are/is to blame for the road accident.

    2. It's I who am/is to blame for the road accident.

    For sentence 1, I would use 'are', I think.
    For sentence 2, I would use 'am'.

    My choices are based on you and I.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks.
    If you consider the basic question and answer format which might lead to such statements that might help:

    1) Who is to blame?
    He is.

    2) Who is to blame?
    I am.

    3) Who is to blame?
    They are.

    4) Who is to blame?
    You are.

    If you look at those answers and use the exact words in them to formulate your construction you will see that you get:

    1) It is he who is to blame.
    2) It is I who am to blame.
    3) It is they who are to blame.
    4 It is you who are to blame.

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