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    Individuals vs people

    Hi, is the noun "individuals" used properly in the following sentence? Moreover, does it have a different meaning from the noun "people"?

    Celebrities are individuals who lead lives that are disturbingly distant from reality; they are plastic people living in plastic bubbles.

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    Re: Individuals vs people

    Yes, "individuals" is used correctly. You could substitute "people" without much of a change of meaning. One could say that using "individuals" focuses a little more on their being individuals rather than a group.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 20-May-2014 at 11:56. Reason: typo

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    Re: Individuals vs people

    But it can get excessive. If you ever hear Viv Richards commentating on cricket, you'll notice that he uses the word indiividual every other sentence.

    PS And factor in the alternate sentences.
    Last edited by BobK; 20-May-2014 at 10:11. Reason: PS Added

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