Group III nouns in German

Nouns in this class are predominantly neuter. There are a limited number of masculine nouns, but no feminine nouns.

IIIa.) Nouns in this class add an -er to the singular to form the plural.

Singular Plural
Nominative Bild Bilder
Accusative Bild Bilder
Genitive Bildes or Bilds Bilder
Dative Bild Bildern

der Bösewicht - villain
der Geist - spirit
der Leib - body (dated)
der Ski - ski

IIIb.) Nouns in this class form the plural by adding an -er and an umlaut to the singular.

e.g. (das Lamm - lamb)

Singular Plural
Nominative Lamm Lämmer
Accusative Lamm Lämmer
Genitive Lammes or Lamms Lämmer
Dative Lamm Lämmern

Other nouns declined in this way:

das Dach - roof

der Gott - god
der Irrtum - error
der Mann - man
der Mund - mouth
der Rand - edge
der Reichtum - wealth
der Strauch - shrub
der Wald - forest
der Wurm - worm

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