Josef wrote:person (singular) has two plurals: people and persons
people is much more usual and friendlier than persons
I went on the trip with five other people.
persons is usually used in official circumstances, exactly like your elevator example
This must not be shown to any unauthorized persons.
Constance wrote:Hi Tukanja,
You mentioned an example: This people will not vote for him.
I have learnt in school that 'this' is for singular and 'these' is for plural.
Is 'this' a special usage in the above example?
kittyhoang wrote:Hi Takanja,
I don't know if your explaination is correct or not. However it helps me so much. Thank you very much.
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