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    Despina is offline Newbie
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    what is the difference btw the youth and the young, used as group nouns?? Thnx

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    Default Re: youth vs young

    i think both topics are the same

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Despina View Post
    what is the difference between the youth and the young, used as group nouns?? Thanks
    "The youth" would need a modifier: The youth of the country; The city's youth.

    Apart from that, they mean the same thing.

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    hi,
    isn't ''youth'' a noun and ''young'' and adjective?
    the young mother.
    the youth of Canada.

    just a student.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Young can also be a collective noun for young people/children - "The young in our family are so noisy!"

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