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Why is the error in this sentence a lack of subject-verb agreement?

Sarah have a red car?

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    Is the phrase "Sarah have a car?" supposed to be a question or an exclamation? As in: "Sarah has a red car?" or "Sarah has a red car!" Is the phrase supposed to be an offer as in "Sarah, have a red car!". Please clarify the meaning you want to convey. – Mari-Lou A Nov 22 '14 at 9:25
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The verb "to have" conjugates as:

Singular - I have - You have - He/She/It has

Sarah is neither First (I) or Second (You) person. Sarah is third person. So the sentence is

Sarah has a red car.

  • Perhaps the OP wanted to formulate a question. Why else is the question mark added? The OP's post is generally unclear and unhelpful. – Mari-Lou A Nov 22 '14 at 9:21

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