Wouldn't "The man likes hats" be a valid answer?
P.S. I'm not a native english speaker, so I might be wrong
I'm not a native english speaker either, my guess would be that "The man likes hats" is more about the person liking hats, while "The man likes the hats" is more specific, as if he is in a store and likes the hats there.
Does anyone know why the conjugation for mögen is different than so many other verbs? We've been taught the rule that verbs in the er/sie/es form end with -t, but when conjugating this word, third person is the same as first person.
It's an 'irregular' verb. It does not follow the pattern. In any language, the most common verbs - to be, to have .... the verbs we use all the time - they are often irregular.
[Why? Maybe because if you play with anything often enough, you break it?]
But there is no such word as magt and you should know that the Er/Sie/Es form is mag