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    #1

    Your President will continue to put the People first!

    (On Kayleigh McEnany's twitter page)

    The strength of the entire country is with President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS.

    America stands united.

    Our country stands strong.

    Your President will continue to put the People first!

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    The "people" here follows a "the" and t
    he first letter of it is capitalized.

    I assume:

    1. Using "the" means the people in American.

    2.The
    capitalization "p" is used to emphasize.

    What do you think?

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    #2

    Re: Your President will continue to put the People first!

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    1. Using "the" means the people in American.

    "The people" refers to the American people (not the people in America). Not all the people in America are American.
    Note also the difference between "America" and "American". Do you see the mistake you made?

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    2.The
    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    capitalization "p" is used for emphasis.to emphasize.
    Yes, that's right.
    I edited your sentence because "emphasize" is a transitive verb.

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    #3

    Re: Your President will continue to put the People first!

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post

    Note also the difference between "America" and "American". Do you see the mistake you made?

    Yes, I have found it out.

    "America" is a country (the United States) while "American" is someone from the U.S.

    So I should have said:
    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    ... the people in American
    And I think that it would have been better to add an "of":
    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    The capitalization of "p"
    Last edited by kadioguy; 06-Oct-2020 at 16:55.
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    #4

    Re: Your President will continue to put the People first!

    As I suggested elsewhere, the capitalization of "People" seems to be a reference to the US Constitution, which begins with "We the People."

    (At the time of its writing, nouns were capitalized as they are in German.)

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