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    Re: How to use the word "People"

    Thank you! I prefer it without the s at the end of dwell, though!

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    Re: How to use the word "People"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deen
    Thank you! I prefer it without the s at the end of dwell, though!
    Well, a people is singular, so you would have to use dwells (singular). Example: "A man lives in a house by the lake." A man live or a people dwell are grammatically incorrect.


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    Hello! I wonder about "people". Some, I've been able to find out through reading dictionaries, but one sentence I know I've seen somewhere can't be found an example of anywhere I look. I know you can say that the french are a wine-loving people, but can you say that they are "a people", and further:

    "On an island in the pacific a people live(s?)"

    "In the northern reaches of this country, there live(s?) a people"

    So I got two questions: Are these sentences correct in any way, and how do you decide whether or not it should be live or lives? In the example with the french, it's the french (plural) that makes me land on "are".

    I appreciate any help.
    You could say "people live on an island in the pacific" and also "In the nothern reaches of this country, there live some people" I said some people because it plural and, you can not put a singular article in front of a plural word it won't make sense and for the use of "live(s)", we put "s" when the verb it conjugate in the second and third person of singular
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    Re: How to use the word "People"

    You can say a people. The Eskimos are a people. The French are a people.


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