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Fix Your English Grammar Mistakes Talking about People

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Should you say most of people or most people Brazilian people or Brazilians Every people or everybody If youre not 100 sure this lesson is for you In this lesson youll learn how to talk about people correctly in English This is an important subject because in conversation we often talk about things people do Ill teach you the grammar behind common sentences and statements Youll learn to use these sentence structures correctly and to avoid mistakes that many English learners make Then take the quiz My name is Emma and in todays video I am going to teach you about some mistakes a lot of students make So Ive been teaching English for about five years now and the mistakes Im going to teach you today Ive seen students make many times in both their speaking as well as their writing Okay So these mistakes are mistakes students make when theyre talking about people So Im going to give you some examples of some of these mistakes The first one I want to show you Some Canadian people hate winter Its true Im one of those people I hate winter So Some Canadian people hate winter Theres a mistake here I want you to take a moment to look and think What could the mistake be Some Canadian people hate winter Ill give you a hint The mistake is somewhere here If you thought people is the mistake youre correct Canadian people its redundant We dont need the word people because Canadian If we add an s here this means Canadian people Okay So instead of saying Canadian people we would say Canadians Some Canadians hate winter Its the same if we wanted to talk about Americans We would not say Some American people hate winter We would prefer to say Some Americans-with an s-hate winter So lets look at another example Many Brazilian people are learning English So theres a mistake here Whats the mistake Many Brazilian people are learning English If you said the mistake was people youre correct When were talking about nationalities we do not use the word people So what can we do to fix this We can get rid of the word people and what can we do to the word Brazilian because theres more than one We can add an s So now its Many Brazilians are learning English Okay So Im going to give you another example this time not on the board but Im just going to say it Many Asian people like spicy food Many Asian people like spicy food Now how would you fix this sentence If you said Many Asians like spicy food youd be correct So when we talk about nationalities we do not need this word this word is a waste of space We just need the nationality with an s So I have another common mistake students make over here Muslim people So Muslim is a religion Okay Muslim people fast-fast means they dont eat-during Ramadan Muslim people fast during Ramadan It means Muslim people do not eat during their holy month their religious month of Ramadan So theres a mistake here What do you think the mistake is If you said just like this people is the mistake - youre correct When we talk about religion and were talking about Muslims Christians Jews Hindus - you dont need the word people We could just change this to Muslims So Muslim here means a whole All Muslims its like Muslim people but we dont need the word people Heres another example Christian people celebrate Easter Christian people celebrate Easter How can we fix this sentence We can get rid of the word people and just add an s We can do the same thing for Hindus Hindus are often vegetarian we could say Many Jews live in Israel Many Buddhists live in Asia Okay So instead of saying Jewish people Hindu people its easier just to say Hindu with an s or Jews with an s All right so lets look at some other common mistakes students make Okay so another mistake I often see students make in their writing especially and also sometimes in their speaking is with most some and a lot when theyre using these words with people Okay So the first example Most of people have cell phones these days I see students use Most of people a lot in their essays So whats the mistake here Ill give you a minute to think about it Most of people The problem here is of Okay We dont need of of is incorrect here We would just say Most people Most people have cell phones these days Okay Most people love Chinese food Most people like to play sports You dont need of If you had Most of the people that would be okay but you need the here although thats not as common