pommes de terres?

SallyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

pommes de terres?

Why is "pommes de terre" not a correct plural of "pomme de terre", or perhaps the correct plural? I've never before seen "pommes de terres".

Asked 10 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Pommes de terre, literally means Apples of the ground. Even in English you wouldn't say "apples of the grounds." Or, an other example:

Étrangers de la nuit. -- Strangers of the night. (And not: strangers of the nights!)

TinoA2Kwiziq community member

@Chris, I think the question is why the second and third time in the text "pommes de terres" is used instead of "pommes de terre." Your response implies that this is a mistake?

CécileKwiziq team member

It has now been corrected !

Sally asked:View original

pommes de terres?

Why is "pommes de terre" not a correct plural of "pomme de terre", or perhaps the correct plural? I've never before seen "pommes de terres".

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