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    Hi everyone,
    I just want to ask which phrase is correct and why:

    1. People is beautiful.
    2. People are beautiful.

    thanks for answering.
    Last edited by petradolores; 28-Sep-2013 at 11:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petradolores View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I just want to ask which phrase is correct and why:

    1. People is beauty
    2. People are beauty

    ​Thanks for answering.
    Neither sentence is correct. You should be using an adjective not a noun for the last word of the sentence. Do you think "People" is singular or plural? Once you have worked that out, you will know if you should use "is" or "are". You also need a full stop at the end of each sentence.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Sorry, I had to write beautiful! Silly distraction mistake!
    Anyway, you're telling me to work out if I think that people is singular or plural but my doubt was just this!!! The question is: is the word people singular or plural? Should I use a singular or a plural verb after it?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petradolores View Post
    Sorry, I had to write people is beautiful! Silly distraction mistake!
    Anyway my doubt was about the word "people". The question is: is it singular or plural? Should I use a singular or a plural verb after it?

    thanks
    Have you looked up the word "People" in a dictionary? If you think it is singular, what do you think the plural is? If you think it is plural, what do you think the singular is? We're not going to do the work for you!
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    Content deleted as the OP has been asked to try to work this out for themselves.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Sep-2013 at 10:44. Reason: Please let the OP try first.

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    Hanem, please ensure that your member profile information is correct. It says your current location is Albania. Your IP address shows that is not the case.
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    I want to apologize if it seemed thay I wanted you to do the work for me. This was not my aim at all. Also beacuse it would have been easier for me to look up this word in a dictionary instead of posting it here. I just want to clarify that I did it because after looking it up into the dictionary, I still had some doubts as the examples given there are not really helpful to me. But, I guess this also depends on the fact that in italian we use two different words to say "people": one of them is singular and the other is plural. Anyway, I'll try to work it out while reading in English and, most of all, I'll try to select in a more careful way the things I post in order to avoid this kind of misunderstandings. Thanks for your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petradolores View Post
    I want to apologize if it seemed thay I wanted you to do the work for me. This was not my aim at all. Also beacuse it would have been easier for me to look up this word in a dictionary instead of posting it here. I just want to clarify that I did it because after looking it up into the dictionary, I still had some doubts as the examples given there are not really helpful to me. But, I guess this also depends on the fact that in italian we use two different words to say "people": one of them is singular and the other is plural. Anyway, I'll try to work it out while reading in English and, most of all, I'll try to select in a more careful way the things I post in order to avoid this kind of misunderstandings. Thanks for your time.
    There's no big deal. "La gente es bella"; "Le persone sono belle". (gente is singular, persone is plural). But in English, people is plural. "People are beautiful." There's really no need to have a cow over it!

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    When I said "We're not going to do the work for you", I wasn't suggesting that you had actually asked us to do that or that you expected us to do it. However, if you had said in post #1 something like "I have already looked up the word "people" in several dictionaries but I am still confused as to whether it is singular or plural", we would have known you had tried to work it out for yourself. It's not a problem but, in future, when asking us a question, tell us what you think the answer is, why you think so, what research led you to that suggestion etc.
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    Default Re: People

    " People are beautiful" I think is correct .

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