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Plural noun adjective endings in accusative without article

For plural nouns, like das Gemüse (the vegetable (sg) and the vegetables (pl) are both das Gemüse), why isn't it die Gemüse? And when an adjective is placed before it in accusative, neuter nouns take an -es ending, so frisches gemüse. If it's plural accusative, shouldn't it be frische gemüse?

March 5, 2018

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

Hello, Parasmaria: "das Gemüse" is a collective noun, of which English has its share. So, plural meaning, singular behaviour :)

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