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


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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.

  • but how can i count people? 1 people, 2 peoples, ... n peoples?
    – Dantes
    Jun 14, 2014 at 14:08
  • @Dantes Edited. And please include your comment in question then.
    – nicael
    Jun 14, 2014 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, 2014 at 14:11
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    @Dantes People is the plural of person.
    – nicael
    Jun 14, 2014 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, 2014 at 14:20

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