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What is the plural possessive form of "people"?

What is the plural possessive form of "people"

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  • Dando
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    1 decade ago
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    It's people's usually. eg Princess Diana was known as the people's princess.

    It would only be " peoples' " if you were referring to more then one population eg In Africa the Masai and Zulu peoples' young men have a proud warrior tradition.

  • 4 years ago

    Plural Of People

  • 4 years ago

    Possessive Of People

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  • 1 decade ago

    Since people is already plural, the possessive form is people's

    The same applies to children and children's

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    peoples'

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    "People" is plural in and of itself when referring to a basic population such as There's a lot of people out there". In such a case, joint possession would be the "people's"

    But people can also be a collective singular such as the people of south america. Subdivisions of these people can be grouped as "peoples". The mayan people, the aztec people, the spanish people are peoples of south america. In such a case, joint possession would be the " peoples' ".

  • 7 years ago

    peoples

  • 1 decade ago

    " peoples' " as in "indigenous peoples' ethnic rights" (i.e. the ethic rights of indigenous peoples)

  • 1 decade ago

    people's, or person's

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