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Spielzeug ist hingegen sinnvoll

Duolingo states that this equals "However, toys are useful." If we're dealing with plural toys, shouldn't the correct usage be "sind", not "ist."?

September 3, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/christian

"Spielzeug" is a collective noun. The plural form "Spielzeuge" does exist, but it's fairly rare. http://www.canoo.net/services/OnlineGrammar/Wort/Nomen/Numerus/Singular.html#Anchor-Sammelbezeichnungen-11481

September 3, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/wombatua

Thanks. Didn't realize that.

September 3, 2012
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