When reading a text called "Drivers who are worlds apart" I ran into the following sentence; ... and they are the least safety conscious of peoples, professing a very low opinion of seat belts.
I know what it means, I understand the sentence but the problem is that I would say it in different way.
Is this a possessive form ?
And if it is possessive here doesn't have to be there a abbriviation mark
-> ' <- ?
Thanks in advance !
I agree with Sue- a people can be a group, so if there are some groups, then we can have a plural:
The people of the world = the individuals living on the planet
The peoples of the world = the groups (nations, ethnicities, etc) living on the planet
@ SweetMommaSue & tdol,
Thanks for your replies!
This is the clarification I needed. Now, I can be certain for the full 100% I had a certain idea how to see "peoples" here, after having read the sentence a few times I thought it had something to do with a group or groups of people. But I was just guessing. I had never seen "people" in the plural form before.