(People of) different nationalities

Karen123456

Senior Member
Malaysia English
People of different nationalities attended the conference. They met to know one another better and to promote world peace.

A friend of mine told me that 'People of' is not needed, but I think it should. Is she right or am I?

Many thanks.
 
  • johndot

    Senior Member
    English - England
    But of course it’s necessary!

    Many people attended the conference and they were of different nationalities. Otherwise you might be talking about cheese. Or wine. Or customs. Or national costumes!
     
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