A student wrote the following sentence in an essay:
Things such as software and workbooks are included in the textbook packages, which causes a significant increase in price.
My question is regarding the verb causes.
My opinion is that the sentence should read "...which cause a significant increase..." One of my peers disagrees with my assessment.
My reasoning is that the subject in this sentence is things, therefore the verb should reflect that.
Am I wrong?
Also, please ignore any other issues the sentence may have. I'm simply concerned with this one point.
Thank you in advance!