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When we refer something about both of our parents it would be something like

This is my parents' home town.

When we say something about opinions, which is right?

This is the peoples' opinion

OR

This is people's opinion

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The possessive form of words which have ending in s has an apostrophe after s, such as '' parents' ", '' doctors' " etc.

However, people is already a plural noun unless its plural form 'peoples' means:

Plural peoples: a body of persons that are united by a common culture, tradition, or sense of kinship, that typically have common language, institutions, and beliefs, and that often constitute a politically organized group.

[Merriam-Webster]

Therefore the correct way to denote opinion of people would be " people's opinion".

  • Thanks for your reply, but we have Teachers' Day - how about this? – MusicLovingIndianGirl Nov 3 '15 at 4:29
  • That's because the plural of teacher is teachers. Therefore since the day is celebrated for all the teachers, it is teachers' day. Unlike the word teachers, the word peoples doesn't exist. – Kushagra Agarwal Nov 3 '15 at 4:31
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    I disagree "peoples" is not a correct word. It has just a different meaning. – user140086 Nov 3 '15 at 4:45
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    I mean the following. Plural peoples: a body of persons that are united by a common culture, tradition, or sense of kinship, that typically have common language, institutions, and beliefs, and that often constitute a politically organized group – user140086 Nov 3 '15 at 4:49
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    I just edited your answer. Please take a look if it is OK with you. – user140086 Nov 3 '15 at 5:23

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