Jesus is reported to have brought several people back from the dead. Here is Matthew 9:18:
And here's a description of the same thing in Mark 5:23:
So in Matthew she is already dead, whereas in Mark it seems she is merely close to death. Luke agrees with Mark that the girl was still alive at this point. This is Luke 8:41-42:
Although Luke doesn't quote the man directly, it seems plain that he didn't think his daughter was dead yet. Furthermore, in later verses of both Mark and Luke, the man is informed that his daughter has now died, implying that he had previously thought she was alive.
It's not totally impossible that he spoke both sentences, perhaps in his grief, so I am calling this problem Minor for now.
However, by far the more likely explanation is that Matthew has altered the story slightly. Note that he also omits the later news that the girl has died, which of course he must do to make his new version coherent.
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