That was a mistake what made him famous/ what have made him famous..wich one i should use?

2018-10-17 21:30:22

We have to write an interview from english and I'm not sure wich one should I use?..or if it's there even a differences between them?

In the English of several centuries ago, and surviving in some dialects, the word what can introduce a relative clause as that can, but in modern standard English we don't use what:

That's a baseball cap what he has on his head. NO

That's a baseball cap that he has on his head. YES

Also, the third person singular of have is has.

The difference between made and has made is that with the simple past, his fame was something that arose in the past—he could even be dead now and long forgotten— whereas with has made, the present perfect, his fame is something that exists today.

That was a mistake that has made him famous.

  • In the English of several centuries ago, and surviving in some dialects, the word what can introduce a relative clause as that can, but in modern standard English we don't use what:

    That's a baseball cap what he has on his head. NO

    That's a baseball cap that he has on his head. YES

    Also, the third person singular of have is has.

    The difference between made and has made is that with the simple past, his fame was something that arose in the past—he could even be dead now and long forgotten— whereas with has made, the present perfect, his fame is something that exists today.

    That was a mistake that has made him famous.

    2018-10-17 22:39:41