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Rule "people + 3rd person verb"

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Description: people + 3rd person verb
Message: If 'people' is plural here, don't use the third-person singular verb.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Some people thinks that space is endless.
    Correction suggestion: think
  • We are looking for people who has expertise in this area.
    Correction suggestion: have
  • Also, these people does not know the answer.
    Correction suggestion: do
  • Our people is being encouraged to find any way to avoid the tax.
    Correction suggestion: are
  • This won't work, for most people is is quite lazy.
    Correction suggestion: are
  • For people I explicity invited can you answer or invite people who knows this kind of stuff.
    Correction suggestion: know
  • Your current (the first) proposition is almost perfect for people who uses Diaspora as a blog.
    Correction suggestion: use
  • Most people knows only native language - they is our target audience.
    Correction suggestion: know
  • Weird people is weird.
    Correction suggestion: are
  • I don't like it when people tells me what to do.
    Correction suggestion: tell
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • As the number of older, wealthier people grows, so does the number of people eager to prey on them.
  • There's also speculation that repeat honor from the same people has less value than from new people.
  • I'm one of those people who has trouble sitting still.
  • Conversation between two people presupposes four attentive ears.
  • We should give people rights!
  • What concerns most people is the air they breathe
  • One of Patrick Johnson's people has been trying to sell our interest.
  • Every liberal movement for the equality of marginalized people internalizes the rhetoric that the people in power have used against them.
  • The lack of pricing power reported overwhelmingly by business people underscores an absence of inflationary zest.
  • Pottery of the Beaker people has been found at both sites, dating to several centuries after copper-working began there.
  • The country of nine million people has a fast-growing population, but over two-thirds of the labor force lack formal jobs.
  • The problem with you people is that you're too politically correct.
  • Meeting young people is hard.
  • Meeting with young people is hard.
  • Meeting these young people is hard
  • What people is he talking about?
  • Which people has he interacted with?
  • Meeting people is hard.
  • One of the effects for people is that they get distracted.
  • Preserving government of the people, by the people, and for the people is a constant struggle.
  • Meeting new people is one of the pleasures of traveling.
  • To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong.
  • How many people has greed killed?
  • How many people has he killed?
  • I'm one of the many people who has trouble sitting still.
  • Naming these people does not imply their agreement.
  • Helping people is our duty.
  • My usual advice to people is just be focused on the problem, learn about the...
  • And that no people has a greater claim to that flag than us.
  • ... believed that the freedom given to people leaves the human in a constant fear of failing his/her ...
  • Anxiety when meeting or interacting with unknown people is a common stage of development in young people.
  • It will not be long before one out of five people owns a car.
  • PHE says the risk to people is still “very low”.
  • PHE says the risk for people is still “very low”.
  • To criticize people is not good.
  • The test for most people is relatively simple.
  • Whether the effects will be that extreme for most people is yet to be seen.
  • Again, the worst that will happen to most people is you lose your warts and birthmarks and moles.
  • The worst which might very likely occur to most people is scary.
  • The person who very likely can reply to most people is on holiday.
  • How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?
  • How many very nice, cultured, sophisticated and erudite people does it take to build LanguageTool?
  • It is dominated by the center-left People's United Party.
  • Write an article based on your own experiences abroad or other people's in your own country.
  • Pentecost describes this as follows: In 1984, Alexei Sayle released The Fish People Tapes, an episodic serial based on his Capital FM series Alexei Sayle and the Fish People.
  • The earliest documented use of the word "Arab" to refer to a people appears in the Monolith Inscription, an Akkadian language record of the 9th century BC Assyrian Conquest of Syria.
  • The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during the election of the members of Parliament; as soon as they are elected, the people become slaves; they are nothing.
  • A 5,000-year-old city that was home to some 6,000 people has been found in northern Israel.
  • It drew strength from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on doors of perfect strangers, and from the millions of Americans who volunteered and organized and proved that more than two centuries later a government of the people, by the people, and for the people has not perished from the Earth.
  • Wiltfong, Jim; Sullivan, Colleen; Black, Don; Bray, Hayden; Montovano, Steve; Steffes, James D.; Kingerski, Harry; Lawner, Leslie FYI, Pennsylvania LDC issues with the PUC are handled through Steve Montovano's group, but I don't know which of his people has primary responsibility.
  • Branching out to other people is one of the hardest things for some of h...
  • Talking back at these people is a complete waste of his time, when he c...
  • In order for Japan to play a central role in the infrastructural improvement of Southeast Asia, tremendous effort between its government and people is required.
  • ...- any list you could use to find people is derived from census activities in the f...
  • ...ria's population of 7.36 million people is predominantly urbanised and mainly conc...
  • ...nd is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to...
  • Its founder, Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, said that the idea that God chose the Jewish people leads to racist beliefs among Jews, and thus must be excised from Jewish theology.
  • An unhappy people makes for great artists
  • How many people is too many?
  • One or two people has to take my place so we can be sure we didn't miss anything.
  • Talking to people helps us prepare for the event.
  • To "move" a people is to force that to happen.
  • To move a people is to force that to happen.
  • My willingness to help other people shows that I will be a good fit for the position.
  • To say he has bad people is an understatement.
  • A sure way to not attract people is my screeching.
  • Working to prepare people is very great pressure.
  • The way we talk about indigenous people has evolved over the years.
  • The issue with one or many people is basically a forfeiture of the following:
  • Being around people makes me uneasy.
  • A crowd as large as 100 people is quite a large crowd.
  • That is for people ages 65 and over.
  • 33,000 people seems like a lot.
  • The gap between rich people and poor people is widening more and more each year.
  • They believe hardworking people makes them the 'mode...
  • Misplaced people gives overseas parties an opportunity to...
  • The attitude of the Malay people toward the Jakun people is ambiguous.
  • I think this ability to not recognise people stems from a dissociative disorder where one lives with separated ‘memories’ of people confused with living in the here and now.
  • The way manufacturers ignore short legged people is just annoying.
  • Specifically, “impostor syndrome” refers to the way many accomplished people feels that they are not that accomplished at all and don't deserve the awards, glowing job performance reviews and the like.
  • But well, non-mamalian draconic people seems about right.
  • Most people is probably a bad way to start that list.
  • To be at places where there are people scares me a lot, it even makes me want to just vanish.
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ID: PEOPLE_VBZ [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-14 22:33:10 +0200)