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    #1

    Are the sentence correct grammatically?

    1 The homeless need our help.
    2 Homeless need our help. (the word "people" is omitted)
    3 Homeless people need our help.

    1 The elderly need our support
    2 Elderly need our support. (the word "people" is omitted)
    3 Ederly people need our support.

    Are the sentence have the same meaning and correct grammatically?
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    #2

    Re: Are the sentence correct grammatically?

    The second one in each set doesn't work, but 1 and 3 mean the same thing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: Are the sentence correct grammatically?

    but can't the word "people" be omitted?

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    Re: Are the sentence correct grammatically?

    Quote Originally Posted by kelvin123 View Post
    but can't the word "people" be omitted?
    If you do, then you need the "the" as you do in the 1s.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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