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carrotcake

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Japanese
Hello Everyone!

I am not very sure when I use "people" in a sentence sometimes.

For example,

the moral principle applies to all people.

In this sentence, all people is including anyone.

In this case, I don't need to add "the" before people?
Also, if I mention more than two groups of people in a sentence, should I say "peoples"? like we say "persons"?
 
  • LeonTheOutsider

    Senior Member
    Taiwan, Mandarin
    Hello Everyone!

    I am not very sure when I use "people" in a sentence sometimes.

    For example,

    the moral principle applies to all people.

    In this sentence, all people is including anyone.

    In this case, I don't need to add "the" before people?
    Also, if I mention more than two groups of people in a sentence, should I say "peoples"? like we say "persons"?

    "people" is normally used to replace "persons", e.g. twenty people.
    "the + people" is used to represent the citizens of a country.
    "peoples" is the plural of a people race. e.g. The Chinese and the Japanese are two different peoples.
     
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