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    When David met Samantha on their date

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    When David met Samantha on their date, she struck him as one of the kindest persons he ever met.

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    Re: When David met Samantha on their date

    It could work if this was a "blind date"; that is, a date where the parties have not previously met.
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    Re: When David met Samantha on their date

    It makes it sound as if David was on a date with someone else when he also met Samantha. There are a couple of other errors too. Here's what I would write:

    On their first date, Samantha struck David as one of the kindest people he had ever met.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When David met Samantha on their date

    emsr2d2,

    I am wondering about the word "persons." Is it wrong or ungrammatical to use it in my sentence?

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    Re: When David met Samantha on their date

    It's unnatural there. It's used in some very specific circumstances, mainly legal. You'll also see it inside lifts (elevators) on the sign detailing the maximum number of people the lift is designed to hold. For some reason, those signs still say, for example "Maximum 8 persons".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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