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I have three cars, all of them are white. I wish to form a sentence where I list the cars separately as: first, second and third, and then say they are all white. I'm unsure what is the correct form:

  1. First, second and third car are white.

  2. First, second and third cars are white.

  3. First, second and third car is white.

I do not wish to change the structure of the sentence. Unless none of them are correct, what is the closest possible correct form?

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Since you are talking about three cars that are white, it is plural.

The first, second and third cars are white.

You could say:

The first and second cars are white, and the third car is blue.

It may be possible to use some singular forms, but there would need to be context indicating some differences between them.

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