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  1. Romana's Avatar
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    Question is it correct?

    hi every one!
    my question is...what is the plural of word person? is it ok persons?

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    Re: is it correct?

    It's OK in formal language or legal context. Otherwise, people is preferred.

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    Re: is it correct?

    Thank You

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    Re: is it correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner View Post
    It's OK in formal language or legal context. Otherwise, people is preferred.
    A couple of examples of formal/legal contexts:

    This film is unsuitable for persons of 12 years and under.

    The charge is that you conspired with a person or persons unknown to ...


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