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"We returned the sandwhiches."

March 7, 2013

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

Why are both "sandwich" and "sandwiches" in correct answers? As far as I know, "sandwich" is masculine, so only "sandwichs" should be accepted?


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

In English, the plural I learnt for "sandwich" is "sandwiches", but an English speaker may clarify that. In French, you are supposed to just add an -s to mark a plural, so the official plural of "sandwich" is "sandwichs".


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

You are right. Words ending in 'h' take 'es' to create the plural in English


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

Yes, that's what I thought. "Sandwiches" = English plural, "sandwichs" = French plural. Thanks!


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

Why are both "rendu" and "rendus" acceptable ?


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

No, "rendus" is wrong.

Rule: the past participle is invariable EXCEPT when the direct object is placed BEFORE the verb, which is not the case here.

By the way, be careful with verb "rendre" + food, because it also means "vomit"!


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

Is there a distinction between the two or is the only way to know is through context? Could the above sentence mean that we threw up the sandwiches?


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

In French, yes, it could mean that we actually threw them up, but of course context would clarify that point.

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