Verbs after nouns with numbers
Hi! I wrote some sentences in Polish. This was one of them: Pięć kobiet jedzą jabłka. Apparently, I should have used "je" instead of "jedzą". Is there a specific rule for this?
I don't know how to explain it, but I'll try. If you use number (5+, without those ending with 2 or 3) + a noun you should use 3rd person singular instead of plural, like here.
I think it may be good to remember the rule, that those numbers that require genitive require singular verbs (because it's pięć kobiet jest "five of women is"), and those that act like adjectives require plural (dwie kobiety są- two women are).
I think she was talking about dopełniacz/Genitive, not celownik/Dative. English names of cases are kinda hard for us, because they're so different than ours.
It can be kinda interpreted like "Five of women" and "five" is the subject of sorts here.