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    #1

    it is you who make/makes me smile

    What is correct version:

    1) It is you who make me smile
    2) It is you who makes me smile

    I'm a little bit confused.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: it is you who make/makes me smile

    With full stops at the end they are both possible.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #3

    Re: it is you who make/makes me smile

    I'm sure you know that "you" can be both second person singular and second person plural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Red face Re: it is you who make/makes me smile

    If it is one person you would be saying this to, I would say that the best option to go with would be the first one. ''It is you who makes me smile'' but you can use both sentences.

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    #5

    Re: it is you who make/makes me smile

    You can avoid this with "You are the one who makes me smile."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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