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    persons and people

    What is the difference between persons and people
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    people: Humans considered as a group or in indefinite numbers:

    persons: I believe persons isnt a word
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    people is as a whole such as "we the people of the ..."

    while persons in individuals interms of numbers for example maximum capacity 300 persons

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    Originally posted by MethodMan
    people: Humans considered as a group or in indefinite numbers:

    persons: I believe persons isnt a word
    yeah, person~

    this word recall me one thing. one of my company's pronouncer speaks person as prison. lol~
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    ig uess bobbis is correct even tho ive always considered it to be...

    person - 1 human
    people - more than 1 human
    persons - somoene with bad grammer writing people
    peoples - somoene with bad gramme writing people
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    Originally posted by bobish
    people is as a whole such as "we the people of the ..."

    while persons in individuals interms of numbers for example maximum capacity 300 persons
    you mean I can't say: "300 people"?
    This is my signature. Remind me to change it.

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    I see persons in a lot of legal things
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    Originally posted by Klinerr1
    persons - somoene with bad grammer writing people
    peoples - somoene with bad gramme writing people
    it is gramme not kilogramme or anything else, er ?
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    Yes "persons" is a legal word
    "The most common form of insanity is a combination of disordered passions and disordered intellect with gradations and variations almost infinite."

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