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    the peoples ???

    I've found in one of the tests following sentence, which is supposed to be correct: The peoples of the world must unite.
    I've never heard about the word "peoples", when is it possible to use it?

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    Re: the peoples ???

    When it refers to different nations- the people of the US + the people of Slovakia, etc, = the peoples of the world.


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    Re: the peoples ???

    Thanks, I guess it has sth to do with another peculiar math rule: 1person + 1person = 3 people ;)

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    Re: the peoples ???

    No, it is when we are using the word to refer to a group of people, not individuals.
    Last edited by Tdol; 02-Feb-2006 at 06:23.


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    Re: the peoples ???

    Well, it can work this way too : 1 nation + 1 nation = more than 2 nations added up ;)
    PS: i know what you mean, it's just that i always have to look for a different meaning :)))

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    Re: the peoples ???

    Look away.

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