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Is it correct to use "the" in this sentence?

There are no two the same people in the world.

or should it be?

There are no two same people in the world.

Is this OK?

There are not two the same people in the world.

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  • I believe the second sentence is the only one correct. Nov 23, 2020 at 21:38
  • You may also want to consider "There are no two people in the world the same", as a variant of "No two people in the world are the same". Nov 23, 2020 at 22:04

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All of these are either wrong (#1 and #3) or just awkward (#2). I suggest that you should say this as:

"There are no two identical people in the world."

Or if you want to use the word "same":

"There are no two people in the world who are the same."

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  • Ta-ta! What makes them ungrammatical? The combination of "no" and "the same"? I see that "not" and "the same" are also wrong. Why?
    – user1425
    Nov 24, 2020 at 5:47

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