Well, Mark Twain did joke that in German there are more exceptions to a rule than instances of it. And I'm not sure it was a joke.
Thanks! That helped. I googled "weak german nouns" and found this: "Masculine Nouns Referring to Animals, People, Titles, or Professions This group of common masculine nouns includes some that end in -e (der Löwe, lion), but there are also other typical endings: -ant (der Kommandant), -ent (der Präsident), -r (der Bär), -t (der Architekt). As you can see, these German nouns often resemble the same word in English, French, or other languages. For nouns in this group you need to add an -en ending in any case other than the nominative: "Er sprach mit dem Präsidenten." (dative)."
It is singular, and "den" is fine. Architekten is fine. It is accusative.
der Architeckt = den Architekten in accusative.
See the word forms for "Architekt" here:
If you read my post up there ^ as a response to Ramosraul from 4 months ago you'll see why Architekt gets the -en ending in accusative.
Hope that helps!
I think so, because you're right that the article indicates whether Archiketkten is plural or singular (since there's no change to the noun for plural) and since 'für' indicates that we're going into the accusative, we use die for plurals (and den for masculine singular). So, yeah!
Anyone else have a missing "the" in the word choice for this sentence? Or was that just somehow a glitch I got that no one else did, since I don't see anything about it in these comments. "The" was literally not an option, the best I could do was "She works for architect," which I knew was wrong. It marked me wrong (and it was wrong) because the right answer wasn't an option. Yes, I could have switched to keyboard and typed it out, but I wanted to see if it would really mark me wrong when the right answer wasn't possible. It did. And before you say maybe I missed it, the question is still pulled up in my browser and I keep staring at it and laughing, because there is clearly no "the," yet the correction says "you need the article 'the' here." My brain keeps responding with, "no, you need the article 'the' here." Lol