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

"Jeweils drei Mann waren in einer Gruppe vertreten."

March 5, 2013

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

why 'Mann' is singular here?


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

Thank you very much, Christian, that explaines a lot. Still it is not applicable for 'man', is it?


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

It has to be 'men' in English.


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

Does anyone else think this could be translated, "Groups of three men each were represented"??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/berne81

No. It refers to the fact that the men were represented in each group and not that the groups were represented by three men. Can you see the difference? However, it should definitely be men and not man.


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

Shouldn't it be 'Each of three men' rather then 'Each three men'? Also, despite the comments here, the suggested 'correct solution' I was given is 'Three man in each case were represented in a group'. I don't think 'Three man' can be right in any context.

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