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    countable or uncountable

    Dear Sirs,
    I would appreciate very much if you could explain me if "people" countable or not. I see contradictionary information in different sourses.
    Thank you.
    Alex

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    Re: countable or uncountable

    The word "people" can be a plural of "person" or it can be singular, for which the plural is "peoples".

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    Re: countable or uncountable

    Quote Originally Posted by alexrussia View Post
    Dear Sirs,
    I would appreciate very much if you could explain to me if "people" is countable or not. I see contradictory information in different sources.
    Thank you.
    Alex
    Please note my corrections, above in red.

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    Re: countable or uncountable

    thank you. I meant "much people" or "many people" ?

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    #5

    Re: countable or uncountable

    "Much people" is wrong. "Many people" is correct.

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    #6

    Re: countable or uncountable

    I am rather taken with the word "contradictionary"! The issue of finding different definitions in different dictionaries.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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