Why is 'They have books' incorrect?
That is "Zij hebben boeken". The personal pronoun for both "she" and "they" is "zij", but the verb is conjugated differently.
So hebben is the indicator?
Yes. 'Hebben' is for they and 'heeft' is for she.
i always get it wrong ...didn't know there was a difference ....
What is the difference between "zij heeft" and "ze heeft"?
Ze heeft = simple statement of fact
Zij heeft = calling attention to it. She has, but I don't.
Thanks, here is a Lingot!
Why is it she and not they?
You can tell from the verb. If it were "they" it would have been "hebben".