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- People who are learning Chinese are increasing.
- The number of people who are learning Chinese is increasing.
Are both grammatically correct? Would it be OK to say "There are more people learning Chinese"?
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There are more people learning Japanese than ever before.
There are more people learning Chinese as ever before.
People learn Spanish as ever.
Are they correct?
Yes, that's correct. You could also simply say "More people are learning Chinese", leaving out "there".Are both grammatically correct? Would it be OK to say "There are more people learning Chinese"?
If you want to add emphasis, you could say "More and more people are learning Chinese".
1. The number of homeless people has increased dramatically.
2. The numbers of homeless people have increased dramatically.
Do you say #2 to mean #1? I wonder if #2 is grammatically correct.
[C] ~ (of sb/sth) a quantity of people or things: A large number of people have applied for the job. The number of homeless people has increased dramatically. Huge numbers of (= very many) animals have died. A number of (= some) problems have arisen. I could give you any number of (= a lot of) reasons for not going. We were eight in number (= there were eight of us). Nurses are leaving the profession in increasing numbers. Sheer weight of numbers (= the large number of soldiers) secured them the victory. The course will have to be repeated owing to pressure of numbers (= too many students). staff / student numbers A plural verb is needed after a / an (large, small, etc.) number of ...