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    Red face Difference between "people who are", "those people who are" and "those who are"

    Is there any difference between the following three sentences?

    1- There are sports facilities for guests. Those who are interested in golf can enjoy our eighteen-hole course.

    2- There are sports facilities for guests. Those people who are interested in golf can enjoy our eighteen-hole course.


    3- There are sports facilities for guests. People who are interested in golf can enjoy our eighteen-hole course.

    Hi everyone, I think these three sentences mean the same. Can I use them interchangeably? And there are many quotes such as "Those who hate me motivate me." Can I replace "those who" with "those people who" and "people who" in the sentence too?
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    Re: Difference between "people who are", "those people who are" and "those who are"

    They are equivalent. Sentence 1 may be perceived as more polite.
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    Re: Difference between "people who are", "those people who are" and "those who are"

    I think 'who are' can be omitted from all of them.
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    Re: Difference between "people who are", "those people who are" and "those who are"

    In the context of simple dissemination of information I'd keep the second sentence much shorter.

    'Golfers can enjoy our 18-hole course.'

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    Re: Difference between "people who are", "those people who are" and "those who are"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In the context of simple dissemination of information I'd keep the second sentence much shorter.

    'Golfers can enjoy our 18-hole course.'
    Thank you Rover. Your answer is really helpful. I think native speakers use "those who" more often than "those people/members etc. who" but either will work and they mean the same. Am I right?

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    Re: Difference between "people who are", "those people who are" and "those who are"

    As usual, I used Google, which found as many as 731,000,000 examples of 'those who'.
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