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    Need help with the verb 'makes.'

    'What make you furious?' This is a sentence I know that the verb 'make' should be 'makes.' I am not sure why? Can you give me an grammatical explanation why this sentence should use the verb makes instead of make.

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    Re: Need help with the verb 'makes.'

    Quote Originally Posted by pamelaiken View Post
    'What make you furious?' This is a In this sentence, I know that the verb 'make' should be 'makes.' I am not sure why. Can you give me an a grammatical explanation why this sentence should use the verb "makes" instead of "make​".

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Who wrote that sentence? I note that you are a native speaker and English teacher. Are you trying to find a way to explain this to your students?

    Note my amendments to your post. It's important, as a native speaker and English teacher, that everything you write here is grammatically correct because the learners on the site will immediately assume that is the case.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Need help with the verb 'makes.'

    "What" might be used here as a plural.

    Here's a conversation:
    A: Bad drivers make me furious.
    B: Idiots make me furious.
    C: Vicious dogs make me furious.
    A: D, what make you furious?

    This is not right, but it might be the cause of the sentence being written that way.

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