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"Toys are reasonable on the other hand."

February 7, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/holleyjr

Isn't "Spielzeuge" the plural of "Spielzeug"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

Usually, "Spielzeug" is used in the singular only. It does have a plural form, but it's rare.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ohookins

Every reference I have seen says Zeug can be used for singular or plural, and it doesn't have any different plural form. Can you provide some reference for Zeuge?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ohookins

OK, can't argue with Duden!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Levi
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"Spielzeuge sind hingegen vernünftig." is an accepted translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sabrinaritter

Why is 'Spielzeuge sind sinnvoll hingegen' wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ohookins

"sinnvoll" is the predicate adjective of "Spielzeuge", and so it comes at the end. I couldn't find a great example on the web of the rules, but have a look here and search for "predicate adjective" - http://www.dartmouth.edu/~german/Grammatik/WordOrder/WordOrder.html

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