Test question: The {people | peoples} of Europe are white-skinned [duplicate]

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The {people | peoples} of Europe are white-skinned.

Which is correct? Can we use either?

Answer

Both answers could be correct. It depends on whether we think of Europeans as one group or as several.

Since Europe comprises a number of groups with distinct cultures, languages, etc., the best answer is probably peoples according to the following definition.

  1. pl.
    peo·ples
    A body of persons sharing a common religion, culture, or language: the peoples of central Asia.

American Heritage Dictionary

Thus: [All] the [different] peoples of Europe are white-skinned.

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Source : Link , Question Author : thein lwin , Answer Author : Nathan Tuggy

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