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What is correct: "too much people" or "too many people"?

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I think this question has been dealt with on these pages already. See previous posts. –  Kris Jun 14 at 13:37
    

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People is countable noun, despite the fact that it doesn't have ending.
So the right form is too many people.

If you want to count people, use person, the singular form of people: one person, two persons, etc.

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but how can i count people? 1 people, 2 peoples, ... n peoples? –  Dantes Jun 14 at 14:08
    
@Dantes Edited. And please include your comment in question then. –  nicael Jun 14 at 14:09
    
I see this as 2 different nouns. (1) people, (2) person. For latter noun it is clear that it is a countable noun. For the first one I can't determine that. Can you please clarify? Thanks –  Dantes Jun 14 at 14:11
    
@Dantes People is the plural of person. –  nicael Jun 14 at 14:14
    
Of course. However, as you wrote, we count persons like this: 1 person, 2 persons, ... , n persons. I see "people" as a completely different noun (is "collective noun" the correct term?) –  Dantes Jun 14 at 14:20

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