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    Why is it wrong to use "they people" when "we people" and "you people" is correct?

    Why is it wrong to use "they people" when "we people" and "you people" is correct? In our Hindi "log"means people in English so when it comes to speaking about third person plural number then we only use they not they people, while for first and second person plural people can be used afte we and you.
    So if you could please clarify the correct usage.
    thanks and regards.

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    Re: Why is it wrong to use "they people" when "we people" and "you people" is correct

    Quote Originally Posted by swati bhatnagar View Post
    Why is it wrong to use "they people" when "we people" and "you people" is correct? In our Hindi "log"means people in English so when it comes to speaking about third person plural number then we only use they not they people, while for first and second person plural people can be used afte we and you.
    So if you could please clarify the correct usage.
    thanks and regards.
    We use "these" or "those" before people. Those two words are demonstrative adjectives (in that use) and are used to point to a specific thing or things. "They people" would not really mean anything. I don't think you will run across "we people" very often unless someone is talking to an animal. You will hear "we the people" more often. "You people" is often used in a derogatory way. It tends to make a group out of individuals who, in the mind of the speaker, share some characteristic that is being criticized.

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