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3 persons or 3 people? for example, we have 3 persons/ 3 people to help do this test. Thanks
Feb 11, 2014 3:10 PM
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''Persons'' is rather formal so i would prefer ''people.''
February 11, 2014
Persons refers to specific individuals when their individual nature is important to whatever you are talking about. I agree that you really cannot go wrong with people and I cannot think of a place where you would need to use persons instead of people. Just stick with people.
February 11, 2014
People is correct. Don't use "persons" unless you really know what you're doing.
February 11, 2014
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