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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:04:32 AM

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Many of the people I know are ...
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Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:55:54 AM

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Be careful how you finish that.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:14:12 AM

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yes, because there is a finite set of people you know.
'many people I know' is a subset of that total, so the meaning is the same.


The choice would depend on context.
Whether this is about your friends
- many of the people I know have gone to university, so I am feeling a bit left out here at home.


or if you are talking about your general experience of people (which has to be about people you know, if you are saying something learned from personal experience, but that is not the imporant point)
Many people I know are going to vote for the opposition because they think the economic policy of the government will lead to job losses.
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