"People" or "the people"? Which one is correct grammatically?
"People" are commenting the president's new resolutions.
"The people" are commenting the president's new resolutions.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
The people means a specific group of persons, of individuals. People without the "the" means people in general, anyone. In this example (despite the other error in the sentence), it would be very surprising if you truly meant a particular group of people (THE people) rather than people in general. Which people would you mean by THE people? You have not said, so it is not expected or truly correct to use "the".
It might be stated in context. The people of the press could be the people you mean, perhaps, although you would much more likely say "the press" rather than "the people".
- John PLv 71 month ago
Idiomatically, the normal form would be: "People are commenting on......" Note 'on'.
If there was a huge national debate, then: "The people are commenting on....."
"Resolutions" is not really the right word, unless they were his "New Year's Resolutions". "Statements" or "decisions" could be used.
- RPLv 71 month ago
Both are, but the choice is up to the speaker or writer.
- AmulyaPLv 51 month ago
In general references, " people" will do but if "people" are to be stressed upon, the definite article " the" must be placed in front of it.
Nowadays people prefer watching t.v. to listening to radio.
The people coming here to meet you are really soft-headed..
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Either can be correct depending on context.
- IOMLv 71 month ago