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    Persons Vs People

    How come I sometimes see the useage of "persons" in a sentence instead of "people"? what is the rule for that? I thought the plural of person was always people.
    Here is an example: "the admission of all persons to the United States."
    instead of "the admission of people to the United States."


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    Re: Persons Vs People

    Nevermind, I just realized there are several people in these forums with the same question who already got their answers.

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