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Can I say: 'People WHO live in villages are clever'? Is it correct?

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My English teacher says that 'who' can't be plural, so I shouldn't use it here. That's why she says that the sentence 'people who live in villages are clever' - isn't correct. But I have some doubts about this question.
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Thank you all for your wonderful answers! :) This is my SCHOOL English teacher. Now I'm sure that the sentence 'people who live in villages are clever' is correct!:) Thank you again!

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    I'll try to explain it:

    The people who live in villages = a group. The fact is, we don't have a plural for "who"... but often a "group" will become singular, eg. "everyone is..."

    BUT in your example, you are still talking about a plural, so you follow the plural rules: "they are clever" = "the people who live in villages (=they) are clever".

    The use of "who" changes when you know who it is. "Who are you?" "I *am*....etc"

    the sentence is correct
    you can use who with singular or plural nouns
    the boy who is playing football is my brother,
    the girls who are singing are my sisters.

    I live in a small village,but I'm not clever. Who modifies plural and singular nouns.

    "People WHO live in villages are clever" / In this sentence can be used "that" or "who" both of them are correct , but the pronoun "who" would be the preferred response among most careful writers. (I have checked it in a Quiz on Which, That, and Who)

    People WHO live in villages are clever'?
    it is correct ^_^

    you can say :
    people who changed the world
    people who love fashion
    List of people who disappeared mysteriously


     

    Your sentence IS correct. You need a new English teacher.

    She means it's incorrect because people who live in villages are not clever. :P

    Perhaps your teacher has something against villagers. :P

    Furthermore, it is clear that her English is not very good. :P

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