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The pural of words

I keyed "Sandwiches" as the pural of Sandwich and was told that this was incorrect, "Sandwiche" was the right form. In a later question, both these two forms were given as possible. Is this the case with all words from English?

May 12, 2012

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I guess it's an error (something similar happened to me before too).. According to Leo, both Sandwiche and Sandwiches are fine: http://dict.leo.org/ende?lp=ende&p=_xpAA&search=sandwich&trestr=0x8001

This is from the Tips and Notes bit of the Plural section/skill set: "most foreign-origin nouns will take the -s ending for the plural, usually with no umlaut changes. For example: "der Chef" (the boss) becomes "die Chefs."

hope this helps!

May 12, 2012
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