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    what is the difference between PEOPLE and PERSONS could you explain wit examples/ Tha

    what is the difference between PEOPLE and PERSONS could you explain wit examples/ Thanks a lot


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    Re: what is the difference between PEOPLE and PERSONS could you explain wit examples/

    Welcome to the forum, Milaniyamiilaa.

    There is no difference in meaning. 'Persons' tends to be used in more official contexts. A notice in a lift may read "This lift will take a maximum of eight persons". A policeman giving evidence may say "I observed the accused enter the establishment with three other persons". 'People' is always acceptable.

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    Re: what is the difference between PEOPLE and PERSONS could you explain wit examples/

    Quote Originally Posted by Milaniyamiilaa View Post
    what is the difference between PEOPLE and PERSONS could you explain wit examples/ Thanks a lot
    One use of "persons" is in police reports. An example would be "The house was burglarized by a person or persons unknown". In that case, "persons" is usually used instead of "people".

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    Re: what is the difference between PEOPLE and PERSONS could you explain wit examples/

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