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Is it Kindergarteners or Kindergartners?

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Crud. I'm trying to type something up and when I google both I'm not seeing which one's wrong! Help! (Anyone else awake, cuz I'm sure not, but I have to get this done!)

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I would change the wording. Something like Kindergarten children, or children in Kindergarten, or Kindergarten classes. :)

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I would go with Kindergarteners. The word is German and it's Kindergarten (Kinder meaning children and Garten meaning garden). Leaving the E out in Garten is misspelling the word.

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I would go with Kindergarteners. The word is German and it's Kindergarten (Kinder meaning children and Garten meaning garden). Leaving the E out in Garten is misspelling the word.

 

That's the way I naturally did it and that's the way it went to press. Thank you!

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I would go with Kindergarteners. The word is German and it's Kindergarten (Kinder meaning children and Garten meaning garden). Leaving the E out in Garten is misspelling the word.

 

:iagree:

 

The other spelling is wrong.

 

Bill

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But the German for "gardener" is "Gärtner." :D

 

So one spelling means the kids and the other means the teacher?

 

Now I know what to put when I fill out a form that asks about my job: "gardener of the children." :lol:

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No, the word just has two meanings, and two correct spellings. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate lists Kindergartner, with Kindergartener as an alternative.

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