The noun people may be used in the plural or in the singular.

The noun people in the meaning of men and women always requires a verb in the plural:

Examples

People are walking in the park.

American people are an uneducated.

The Noun People

The Noun People

 

The noun people in the meaning of a nation has both singular and plural form –

people / peoples.

Examples

Long live the friendship of all the peoples of the world!

The peoples of the world are striving the better economic cooperation.

They were such a brave people.

 

The word folk always takes the verb in the plural

 

Examples

Some  folk are never happy.

Some old folk are interested in modern dancing.

Collective nouns

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Plural of Compounds

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

The Plural of Nouns

Defective Verbs | Defective Verbs  in English language are - can, may, must, ought, should.Common characteristics of these verbs

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