Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

Please note that these ESL Forums are NOT part of MyEnglishClub. To post at these ESL Forums please register ↑ first.

a people

English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners

Moderator: Alan

a people

Postby Nami Nami » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:44 am

Dear teacher,

Below is from the song "Do you hear the people sing?".

It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again!

My question is why "a" is placed in front of the plural noun "people"? Thanks.
Nami Nami
Gold Member
Posts: 197
Joined: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:29 am
Location: Mars

Re: a people

Postby Alan » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:59 am

'People' here is a singular noun meaning 'race/ethnic group' (not the plural of 'person').
User avatar
EC Teacher
EC Teacher
Posts: 12003
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:56 pm
Location: Japan
Status: English Teacher

Return to Grammar Help

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests