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    How many sisters does she have?, Why "have"?

    She has two sisters.
    How many sisters does she have?
    Why not "does she has"?

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    Re: How many sisters does she have?, Why "have"?

    Because we always use the bare infinitive after the auxilary verb DO.

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    Re: How many sisters does she have?, Why "have"?

    A NON-TEACHER'S OPINION


    Suthipong,


    (1) English is very difficult for learners and native speakers like me.

    (2) But there is one easy thing about it: you always (no exceptions) use

    the base form of the verb (the form that you look for when using a dictionary)

    after do/ does/ did.

    (3) Today is February 17, 2012. From this day on, you will never make another

    mistake regarding this matter.

    (4) How many sisters does she ____?

    (a) That is a question. So change it to regular order for analysis:

    She does ___ how many sisters? (There's that word "does"!)

    (4) How many donuts did he eat?
    How many boyfriends does Mona have?
    Mona does not have any boyfriends.
    Did Mona have a boyfriend last year?
    I do not believe that George speaks 10 languages. But someone told me, "Oh, yes! George does speak 10 languages!"

    As you can see, this rule is a piece of cake (= super easy).

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