Do they expect us to eat out of our hands? :p
Or worse… http://wewantplates.com/
How do you determine whether "Teller" is singular or plural in a sentence?
I don't think the article is ever dropped for (countable) singular nouns. That just doesn't sound right.
Try it in English: "the restaurants have plate". Doesn't work, right?
I hadn't considered that; you're right. I guess there are always two indicators of plurality: the word change and the article.
If it has an article, see if it has a masculine or plural pronoun (usu. "der" vs "die"). If it doesn't have an article, use context (in the same way as "sheep" in English).
Die Restaurants or Die Restaurant?
Das Restaurant is singular and Die Restaurants is plural(all plurals are with die)
Then why do they need to borrow ours?!
(referring to another comment trail)
Well, obviously . . .
Danke, Hauptmann eindeutig!
why not 'Restaurants have plates.', that is, dropping the definite article. If this is a general remark, which it sounds like, afaik English usage prefers no article.
I agree, will report that it should be accepted
Du sagst es nicht
Why plates and not dishes.