What (made - caused) you to change your mind?
Which choice is correct for this sentence?
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Good question! "Caused" is the verb that works with the sentence as it is. Although either would work with the correct sentence. The structure is different but the meaning is the same.
What caused you to change your mind.
What made you change your mind.
I don't the know rule that would explain this usage. Help us, teachers!
I think using 'made' in this question is in a direct conversation or the decision just made at the present event. The use of 'caused' would be the event of decision occurred long ago in the past or the decision made yesterday, and I would like to know what caused you to change your mind? and MADE is more specific referring that some person made you change your mind? and 'Caused' may included general reasons or other factors may caused me to change my mind, not just someone specifically.