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    2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    1. I love Londoners.
    2. I love London's people.
    3. I love London people.
    4. I love the people of London.

    Hello teachers,

    I know that number 1 and 4 are correct but what about number 2 and 3?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    #3 is OK.

    #2 is probably OK, but it leaves me waiting for "... but I don't like its (for example) traffic jams".

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    #3

    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    #2 is probably OK, but it leaves me waiting for "... but I don't like its (for example) traffic jams".
    Thanks for answering but I couldn't understand your meaning. Would you please clarify it?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    I'm surprised to see you write that "London people" sounds okay in that sentence. That's the one that sounds unnatural to me.
    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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    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm surprised to see you write that "London people" sounds okay in that sentence. That's the one that sounds unnatural to me.
    It's OK, but most people use 'Londoner' if they know the word. I like Liverpudlians, Glaswegians, New Yorkers, Parisians, Berliners, Prague people, Phoenix people, Stockholm people.

    I happen to know the terms for people who live in London, Liverpool, Glasgow, New York, Paris and Berlin, but not those for people who live in the last three cities.

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    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'm surprised to see you write that "London people" sounds okay in that sentence. That's the one that sounds unnatural to me.
    What's wrong with "London people"? "London" is an adjective which comes before the noun "people". Actually, "London's people" sounds kind of weird, doesn't it?

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    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It's OK, but most people use 'Londoner' if they know the word. I like Liverpudlians, Glaswegians, New Yorkers, Parisians, Berliners, Prague people, Phoenix people, Stockholm people.

    I happen to know the terms for people who live in London, Liverpool, Glasgow, New York, Paris and Berlin, but not those for people who live in the last three cities.
    According to this list of city demonyms, they're called (rather boringly) 'Praguers', 'Stockholmers' and 'Phoenixers' (or more interestingly – 'Phoenicians').

    You'll never guess what they call natives of Sunderland, Solihull and Wolverhampton.

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    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    Quote Originally Posted by c3s2ron View Post
    What's wrong with "London people"? "London" is an adjective which comes before the noun "people". Actually, "London's people" sounds kind of weird, doesn't it?
    I don't think anyone was saying that "London people" is simply better than "London's people". I find both quite unnatural. I would say "Londoners" or "people from London".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: 2. I love London's people. / 3. I love London people.

    As Jed said, "London's people" would work in something like "You know, I love London's people, but I hate London's traffic." But again, most of use can agree on what's "grammatical," while what's "natural" will vary.
    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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