You, the employer, contribute the most.
You, the employer, contributes the most.
which one would be correct?
closed as general reference by KitFox♦, Matt Эллен♦, Robusto, simchona♦, kiamlaluno May 22 '12 at 20:09
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The part of the sentence offset by commas (the employer) is called an appositive. It gives information about the word "you", but does not take its place as the subject. The word "you" is still the one with which the verb must agree. Hence, the correct choice is the first sentence,