Isn't "Sinne" the plural form of "Sinn"?
If "Sinne" is plural, then we can't use "im" because the dative definite article for plural nouns is "den", not "dem", right?
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Bottom line: "Sinne" and "Sinn" are both accepted as singular dative forms.
I think this is the optional -e added sometimes in the Dative. The most classic example is "nach Hause", where "Hause" is used instead of "Haus" as the singular for house.
So "Sinne" is indeed singular -- it just has a special dative ending.
I was thinking the same ~ any native speakers have an idea? As well, the plural shouldn't work in this context. "She has him only in minds"....?
Native speaker wanted? Here I am! :-)
"Im Sinne" is not wrong per se, but normally we just say "im Sinn". "Sinne" in this case is not plural but an old form used more in poetry.
I answered "She has only him in mind" in a previous question to translate the same sentence from German to English and my answer was not accepted
It must have been changed because that answer worked for me.
Can it be 'in her toughts?'