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    #1

    Is "people" redundant?

    The world population is about 7.3 billion people.

    Is "people" redundant? Thanks.

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    Re: Is "people" redundant?

    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Is "people" redundant?

    It's logically redundant because "population" is generally understood to mean "human population". If you're talking about the population of some other species, you have to name it.
    I am not a teacher.

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