Persons vs People: Context comparing an individual to everyone

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Persons vs People: Context comparing an individual to everyone

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Should I phrase this statements as either:

John was honestly one of the most kind and chill persons I have ever known.

or,

John was honestly one of the most kind and chill people I have ever known.

Advice would be helpful. Thank you.
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Re: Persons vs People: Context comparing an individual to everyone

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(Not really a grammar issue, but...) Here, as well as in most contexts, use 'people'.

N.B. 'Chill' is not an adjective in standard English.
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