The word "people" is a very common word in English. Use it when talking about more than one man, woman, or child, especially when describing large numbers. This word is always plural. There isn’t a singular form for "people."
People who eat healthy food and exercise regularly can expect a high quality of life.
The people who live in this neighborhood are very nice.
This government building belongs to the people. (the people = everyone)
The candidate for the political position says that he’s a man of the people. (a man of the people = a man who represents his people well because he is one of them)
Some people never seem to get ahead in life.
Todd doesn’t get along very well with other people. He’s kind of a hermit. (hermit = a person who isolates himself from people)
There are some people pushing a boat into the water.
The possessive form of this word is "people’s." Notice that in this particular case, the apostrophe goes before the "s."
Milton Johnson is the people’s choice for governor of our state.
The people’s lack of faith in their elected representatives is damaging our democracy.
China’s official name is the People’s Republic of China.
Here are some other ways to use this word:
Tyrone is a people person. (He socializes well with other people.)
Who are your people? (Who are your ancestors? Or, what’s your ethnicity?)
Doris and Bob come from good people.
The people have spoken. (This is often said in the aftermath of an election.)
The people of Britain have spoken. (According to the results of a recent election in Britain, a majority of voters are in favor of Britain leaving the European Union. The people have spoken.)