Does "the poor" mean poor people? Can I say "the rich" to refer rich people as well?
Answer from a Native speaker
Yes. "The poor" refers to all the poor people in a specific society, community, or country, whereas "the rich" can be used to refer to all of the rich people in a specific society, community, or country. Ex: He gave money to the poor. Ex: The rich and successful stay rich and successful.
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