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    #1

    That's what's?

    I keep hearing my native English (AmE) speaker friends says:
    1. That's what's in the album.
    2. That's what's important.
    3. etc

    My question is, is that grammatically correct to say "That's what's..."?

  1. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: That's what's?

    I think it is grammatical because the what-clause functions as a noun, the predicate noun of the sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: That's what's?

    It's fine. That's what's important = That is what is important = That is the thing that is important.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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