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In a grammar book I find this question:

Find the mistake

The car run faster than I thought.

Does this sentence have a grammar mistake? I guess not.

Edit: I thought "run" is in the simple past tense so I could not find any mistake in the verb.

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    There are many websites where you can learn to conjugate common English verbs, e.g. this one. You should bookmark them! – P. E. Dant Jun 19 '17 at 18:32
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The issue is with the verb, "run."

Since "car" is singular, the verb should be "runs." If we had a plural subject, then we'd say "run."

The car runs faster than I thought.
The cars run faster than I thought.

Note, though, that we can also say "run" with a singular, first person subject:

I run.

"Faster than I thought" is perfectly acceptable English, though.

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    Or perhaps, "The car ran faster than I thought." – Ast Pace Jun 19 '17 at 18:04
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    You might also mention that the sentence "The car runs faster than I thought" is an elision of "it would": "The car runs faster than I thought [it would]." – P. E. Dant Jun 19 '17 at 19:24
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    @AstPace I'd expect Past Perfect then, "The car ran faster than I had though" if speaking deeper into the past. – SovereignSun Jun 21 '17 at 12:45

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