people vs individuals

Discussion in 'English Only' started by zhonglin, May 4, 2017.

  1. zhonglin Senior Member

    Manila
    Mandarin
    Hi Folks,

    Can somebody please confirm If I'm using "individual" on the context below? I'm trying to interchange it with the word "people"

    1) My friend deals with enterprise individuals in his job (to mean enterprise people)
    2) We saw a lot of foreign individuals down the hallway
    3) That building is where a lot of IT individual works
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    There is no reason to use "individual(s)" here ... I would recommending sticking with "people" in these three sentences.

    "Individual(s)" sounds odd in these contexts.
     
  3. rhitagawr

    rhitagawr Senior Member

    Wales
    British English
    I agree. Individual(s) often sounds pejorative. They're such pathetic individuals.
     

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