Which of the following is correct?

What matters are people.

What matters is people.

What matter are people.

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marked as duplicate by Edwin Ashworth, tchrist May 13 '17 at 22:42

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SEE: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/SubjectVerb.html "When a Linking Verb is Used."

What matters is people; but people are what matters.

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