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"In diesem Sinne"

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February 23, 2013

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This is a case of "Dativ-E" http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dativ#Dativ-e -- If you want to speak cerremonial, anitquated German you add an E to nouns in dative wherever possible. In most cases, this is no longer done today. "In diesem Sinne" is one of the cases where the "Dativ-E" still is fairly wide spread, but "In diesem Sinn" is also used.

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why is it "sinne" here and not, sinn, is it a declension thing, it's not plural according to duolingo

February 23, 2013
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