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youth vs youths

 
 
Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2016 07:56 am
Forty youth/youths attended the camp.

Should it be youth or youths? Thanks.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2016 08:00 am
@tanguatlay,
Youths is correct.

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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 22 Apr, 2016 09:29 am
@tanguatlay,
In Canada, we would use youth in that context.

http://www.yellowheadcs.ca/programs-and-services/children-and-youth-6---18-years/youth-activities

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with up to 30 youth attending on a Friday night.


http://nluc.org/2012/03/may-retreat-youth-may-18-21-register-with-www-vanyaya-bc-ca/

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Attended by 4 youth


https://torontofoundation.ca/stories/sherbourne-health-centre-supporting-our-youth

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3,500 youth attended SOY programs
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Gypsophila
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2016 10:29 pm
@tanguatlay,
Youths is correct.
There are some reasons:a. If youth refers to the time of life when a person is young, youth is an uncountable noun. b. If it refers to a young man, then it is a countable noun.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2016 11:34 pm
@Gypsophila,
I' m confused. Does British English use youth and American English youths, as ehBeth said?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2016 11:47 pm
@tanguatlay,
I'm in Canada, not the US. All of the samples I provided are from Canadian sources.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 23 Apr, 2016 11:55 pm
If an activity were intended for adolescents, I would call it a youth activity. The people attending would be youths. If it matters, I am in the US>
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 24 Apr, 2016 02:08 am
I agree with Roger. Lordyaswas has expressed the same opinion, and he is an Englishman. I suggest that Beth's examples may represent a uniquely Canadian usage.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 12:39 pm
@tanguatlay,
YOUT'S
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 01:14 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

YOUT'S
What is YOUT'S?
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 01:15 pm
@tanguatlay,
Thanks to all of you except farmerman. He has yet to answer my question.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:28 pm
@tanguatlay,
I think that farmerman was letting you know how it is pronounced in the area where he lives.

I live in London, and many Londoners would pronounce youth 'yoof'.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:51 pm
@tanguatlay,
I mistakenly alluded to the possessive form of YOUT. For pronunciation I refer you to the role of Daniel DeVito in his portrayal of a barrister in the fine motion picture
"My Cousin Vinny"
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:56 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

I mistakenly alluded to the possessive form of YOUT. For pronunciation I refer you to the role of Daniel DeVito in his portrayal of a barrister in the fine motion picture
"My Cousin Vinny"


Wasn't Danny DeVito. Twas Joe Pesche.



The defense is WRONG!
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 04:08 pm
@chai2,
A fine fillum indeed.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 04:47 pm
@chai2,
oy. I always confuse those two . Well, Im glad you corrected my mistake before it went viral.
NSFW (view)
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 08:11 pm
@chai2,
I must add that to my Netflix que. It seems to be a rather classy flicker
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 08:53 pm
@farmerman,
They couldn't get Joe Pesche for the role.
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jun, 2016 03:51 am
@tanguatlay,
Youths is correct.
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