all people/all the people

MMex   Tue May 29, 2007 4:50 pm GMT

What's the difference between "all people" and "all the people"?
f   Tue May 29, 2007 7:33 pm GMT
Can you show the two in context?
furrykef   Tue May 29, 2007 11:53 pm GMT
Context would help, but "all people" usually refers to people in general, whereas "all the people" usually refers to a specific group of people. But the difference isn't always quite that clear-cut. :)

- Kef
DD   Tue May 29, 2007 11:56 pm GMT
All the people in this country like ice cream.


All people like ice cream.

Does that help?