If the antecedent of a relative clause is the personal pronoun "you", say, for example, second person singular, should the verb in the relative clause be singular or plural? For example:
Jason, this award is presented to you, who loves debate. (or "... love debate"?)
'You' is a pronoun that is always preceded by a verb conjugated in its plural form, whether singular or plural. Note that in your example, 'Jason' is the antecedent to the pronoun 'you' and not otherwise. An antecedent is a word or phrase which a pronoun refers back to. Keeping aside the above correction, 'loves' is the right conjugation that matches 'you'. We can't say, for instance 'you is'.
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