1. event or events 2. persons or people
Hi, there. When I was taking a italki online course, I talking about our National Day. I used the word "event" to refer to it, as "We Chinese celebrate our National Day. The event ...". Then, the teacher corrected me by changing event to events. I didn't know why. Then she set two examples as "My birthday -- one event; our birthdays -- events".
It seems that whether to use event or events depends on the number of people it covers. Am I right or Is the teacher right?
Another quesition, please. She also told me that persons was seldom used, and "two people" rather than two persons was correct. Person is only used as "one person". I can understand the phrase of "1000 people", but it seems strange to me as "2 people". I wonder if it is true.
Thanks a lot.