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    My dictionary defines 'people' as: any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

    Doesn't this make a nonsense of the often-heard expression 'Children and young people' ? Surely, children are young people so it's like saying: young people and young people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnon View Post
    My dictionary defines 'people' as: any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

    Doesn't this make a nonsense of the often-heard expression 'Children and young people' ? Surely, children are young people so it's like saying: young people and young people!

    John.
    Adolescents are often referred to as young people. I would use the expression "children and young people" to refer to children and adolescents. While I think you have a valid point, I wouldn´t refer to children as young people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Adolescents are often referred to as young people. I would use the expression "children and young people" to refer to children and adolescents. While I think you have a valid point, I wouldn´t refer to children as young people.
    I would think that "children and young adults" would make more sense than "children and young people"

    To my mind, the expression "children and young people" automatically implies that children aren't people. No wonder the generations are getting increasingly alienated

    John.

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