- Is peoples a correct word?
- Can we use people’s?
- Where does the apostrophe go in people’s lives?
- How do you use the word peoples?
Is peoples a correct word?
People vs. Peoples—What’s the Difference? Most of the time, people is the correct word to choose as a plural for person. Peoples is only necessary when you refer to distinct ethnic groups (for example, within the same region).
Can we use people’s?
So basically, both person and people can be used as singular nouns, people can be used as a plural noun and persons and peoples are also acceptable plural forms. I would say that these days, using people as a singular noun and both peoples and persons are fairly uncommon and do sound quite formal.
Where does the apostrophe go in people’s lives?
“Improving people’s lives.” The word people is already plural so it only needs an apostrophe-s to become possessive. As Tina D mentions, if you are using the word peoples to refer to plural whole populations, then you can use peoples’ – but that is not the way the word would typically be used.
How do you use the word peoples?
When it comes to choosing persons, people or peoples, in the vast majority of cases, the correct plural of person is people. In legal contexts, the plural persons is used. When referring to more than one distinct ethnic group, use the word peoples.