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Old May 24, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Plymouth people

I was writing: "Plymouth people blah, blah, blah". But maybe I'm wrong. Should it be "Plymouth's people" or perhaps "People from Plymouth"?

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It sounds natural to say: the people from Plymouth (or of Plymouth)
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"Plymouth people" sounds fine to me for conversational English. If you're writing in a high register then "People from Plymouth" is less likely to provoke complaints from pedants.
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"Plymouth people" sounds fine to me for conversational English.
It sounds rather odd on this side of the pond, though.
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I was writing: "Plymouth people blah, blah, blah". But maybe I'm wrong. Should it be "Plymouth's people" or perhaps "People from Plymouth"?.
As Pjt says. I see a difference between Plymouth people an Plymouth's people: in the first, Plymouth (pronounced pli-muth like ink - country, by the way [yes, it is at the mouth of the river Ply, but not pronounced like mouse]).. where was I? ah - Plymouth is used as an adjective for some people from Plymouth, for example those who sailed off to America clutching their bibles. In Plymouth's people, this implies the whole of the population of Plymouth, living in the town. Even then, The People of Plymouth sounds better.
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The sentence is related to the first Puritans established in Plymouth (good the know the correct pronunciation, by the way ). In this case, I think, as Perikles points out, that "Plymouth people" would be correct, wouldn't it?
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The sentence is related to the first Puritans established in Plymouth (good the know the correct pronunciation, by the way ). In this case, I think, as Perikles points out, that "Plymouth people" would be correct, wouldn't it?
Yes it would, although you might actually mean The Pilgrim Fathers who did exactly that.
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