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Hi, Rasaa,

@rasaa960 posted:

Thanks a lot for your cooperation .What about this sentence

1-Wheat varieties are what we are interested in.

I ask if I can say .......................................................

2-What we are interested in is wheat varieties .

Notice you have just said ........

if the subject is a long way from the verb, people sometimes make the verb agree with a complement."

Thanks a lot .

 

Of course you can. What you need to focus on is "This often happens when the subject is a relative what-clause, especially when the complement is long." Can't you see that your question is very close to Swan's example above? I mean this example:

- What I am most interested in is/are your immediate personal reactions.

BTW, if you want to know about what Fowler says about 'singular what' and 'plural what', you can read this:

 https://thegrammarexchange.inf...6546339240#421101091

Last edited by ahmed_btm
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