Two possible interpretations
Is it possible to interpret this sentence in two ways?
"I do not like people going to such a place."
1) I do not like people who go to such a place.
2) I do not like that people go to such a place.
What do you experts think? Thank you so much as always.
I agree with Lewis's interpretation. While your sentence could be interpreted either way, most native speakers will hear it as Lewis did, closer to sentence #2.
In response to your comment. People's is incorrect. It is a possessive, not a plural, and your sentence has nothing to be possessed. And no, people is not the subject of the sentence. That is "I". However, people does function as the subject of a clause that functions as the sentence's object.
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