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After reading my previous post carefully, I could say that this question is different from this question: Is "It's people" grammatically correct?.

Suppose, there is this monolog:

There are times when I loathe people. Mind you, I'm people.

I mean to write a trait of hatred aimed at a group of "people" and I belong to that "group" as well. I hope that makes sense.

Is it at least natural or perhaps can be grammatical if we treat "people" as a noun. Do I have to add an indefinite article then? I did try to search "I'm people" on Google and I found there's a song called "I'm a people". However, I don't know whether it has a same meaning as mine or not. Also I need to know whether the sentence —our topic above— is correct. If it is, correct in a sense of natural sounding or grammatical or else?

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It only makes sense in a jocular "bad English" way. It sounds a little ridiculous, so it might be funny enough to be used as a "funny" expression. But if a learner of English used such an expression it would be assumed to just be a mistake.

Instead, "I'm a person" would be the un-funny way to express this idea.

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  • "I'm one of these people."
    – SF.
    Commented Sep 5, 2022 at 13:54

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