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    Default please correct

    some peoples have power to think about their nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aasia View Post
    some peoples have power to think about their nations.
    It doesn't make any sense and I don't know what you mean. Please try to say it using other words. Also, remember to start a sentence with a capital letter.

    When you post your next thread, remember that we ask that you make your title more connected to your question. A good title would have been "Some peoples have power".

    Note that the plural of "person" is "people", not "peoples".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    Note that the plural of "person" is "people", not "peoples".
    But "peoples" is a proper word, and this is arguably a context in which it could be used - ie. with 'nations'. "The peoples of some nations have more power than others."

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    Quote Originally Posted by aasia View Post
    some peoples have power to think about their nations.
    The problem here is what you mean by the power to think- anyone can think, so why is it a power available to some?

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    Well, actually my english teacher wrote this sentence where the question was to correct errors.
    question was: Some peoples have power to think about their nation.
    I corrected it as : Some people have power to think about their nation.
    & he wrote: Some peoples have power to think about their nations.

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    Some people = individuals
    Some people = nations

    However, I still think have power to think needs changing.

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    what you mean is "some people have rights to think of their nations", isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdragon View Post
    what you mean is "some people have rights to think of their nations", isn't it?
    Even that doesn't really work IMO- the most oppressive regime on earth cannot stop people thinking.

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    I think that, as you are a Hindi speaker, you might mean "ability" when you say "power". Using this definition of "ability": ability noun - definition in British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    I honestly think my English teacher is a Hindi speaker to come up with such absurd questions and then complement them with absurder answers. These sentences are not figments of my imagination.

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