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The s is called "Fugen-s" and is not always used. There is no general rule for its use, so its appliance is a question of feeling. It is generally used when the first word ends with -tum, -ling, -ion, -tät, -heit, -keit, -schaft, -sicht, -ung as well as with Verbs used as Noun ending with -en: Altertumsforschung, Frühlingserwachen, Kommunionsfest, ...
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