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    person or persons

    What will be a better way to express the following:

    The Readers' Digest magazine used to have a regular feature, “My Most Unforgettable Character”, where different writers used to write about the most unforgettable person (or persons) they knew. Each issue would publish one article about one individual.

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    Re: person or persons

    In this case, wouldn't it be better to use PEOPLE instead of person/ persons?
    write about the most unforgettable PEOPLE.

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    Re: person or persons

    Not a teacher.

    "People" are forgettable.

    "Persons" we remember.

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    Re: person or persons

    In the first sentence, should it be "person" or "persons"?

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