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    How many…questions

    I have read the following question:
    How many cars does John have in his garage?

    Is it correct /does/? Why not "do" because of plural;cars)?

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    Re: How many…questions

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    I have read the following question:
    How many cars does John have in his garage?

    Is it correct /does/? Why not "do" because of plural;cars)?
    "John" is third person singular, therefore "does" is correct.

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    Re: How many…questions

    "John" is the subject. "John does have how many cars" is the question put into the "normal" subject-verb-object pattern. (This is unnatural to say this way, I just arranged it like this for clarity.)

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