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    Default persons or people?

    Hello!!!
    I was always told that the plural of person is people. But now that I live in an English-speaking country, I have realised that the word "persons" is used quite often. Could anybody explain to me what the difference between persons and people is?
    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Default Re: persons or people?

    'persons' is used formally, in legal texts, etc.

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