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    Persons Vs People

    How come I sometimes see the useage of the word "persons" in a sentence instead of the word "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.

    It can also be written, the admission of people to the United States.

    Which one is better and why?

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    Re: Persons Vs People

    because it means:

    all (of the individual) persons . . .

    all of the people . . .

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