"Ich trage zwei verschiedene Schuhe."
I'm somewhat having difficulty understanding when a plural adjective in accusative is "undefined" as opposed to "indefinite" and "definite." In past sentences we've had:
- Er hat Pferde in verschiedenen Farben
- Wir laufen mit drei verschiedenen Katzen
What makes these sentences different from this one where this one is "strong" and therefore only requires an "-e" ending?
Never mind, I just realized these two were DATIVE sentences. No wonder I was confused. I thought this was supposed to be a lesson for accusative adjectives! Oh well, now I know.
Yes, they throw in counter-examples for EXACTLY this reason. Because in the real world, the adjectives won't come at you neatly sorted into accusative and dative; learning the difference on the fly is one of the skills we need.
Used to bug the heck out of me in school language classes. Of course I can do the exercise when all of the examples are the same!
Sure, I know, but wear makes more sense... Anyway, both should be accepted. "Wear" was marked as wrong.
I had previously thought that adjectives for plurals ended with -en, but in this instance it is not the case. Have I been mistaken, is this a special case or something?
@lavely : When plural, it is always -en ending except for strong inflection (no preceding article). This uses strong inflection - have a look at the following link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_adjectives#Weak_and_strong_inflection