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    chinu bansal is offline Newbie
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    doesn't / don't

    which one is correct:

    few people doesn't / don't change their feelings with time.

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    Re: doesn't / don't

    Don't..:)

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    Re: doesn't / don't

    Of the two options the plural is less bad. But 'Few... don't' is a very odd-sounding collocation. You could say 'A few don't...', but that would change the meaning to 'there are a few who do, but not many'. It'd sound better expressed with a positive: 'Few people are so fixed in their ways that they never change their mind' or 'Few people keep unchanging views all their lives' - or something like that.

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    Re: doesn't / don't

    Quote Originally Posted by chinu bansal View Post
    which one is correct:

    few people doesn't / don't change their feelings with time.
    Always remember: people = plural!

    Initially, I thought that "Few people don't........" was an unusual construction too, but actually there are plenty of instances where it would be exactly what you need:

    Few people at my school don't have access to the internet at home.

    Few people in my town don't wear designer clothes.

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