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Offline navi

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the young people/young people
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:26:07 am »
One person says: "In our city, a lot of people go to parks."

Another replies:

1) It's young people who do that.
2) It's the young people who do that.

3) Young people do that.
4) The young people do that.

Are all the sentences' acceptable in this context?
Do they  have different meanings in this context?
Does '2' and '4' necessarily imply that all of them go to parks?

Gratefully,
Navi
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Re: the young people/young people
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 12:30:56 pm »
All 4 are fine; it depends if you are referring to young people in general or a specific group of young people.
>Does '2' and '4' necessarily imply that all of them go to parks?
No
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