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What's the correct plural of person? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Person, Persons, People, Peoples Correct usage of “persons” (vs. “people”) What's the correct plural of person? Persons or people?
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The plural of “people” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “People” or “peoples” when referring to an indigenous population? Person, Persons, People, Peoples Is it possible to add "s" at the end of the word "...
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Does the word “peoples” exist, and if so, when do you use it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: “People” or “peoples” when referring to an indigenous population? Person, Persons, People, Peoples I've seen someone using the word "peoples" today, ...
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does the word PERSONS exist? Should I only use it for singular? PERSON [duplicate]

I need to know the correct use of this word, I am quiet confused about the plural form and singular form due to some people use it as plural persons and I was taught that the plural is people1
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Determiners and Plurality in literature [duplicate]

Many times we come across examples like these :- Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people... For they are a little people, smaller than Dwarves... ~ From The Fellowship of the Ring,...
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Would the word “peoples” be used to mean many different cultures? [duplicate]

I'm writing a book, and I don't know if I'm using the word peoples right. I'm fairly sure it IS a word, but I don't know its exact use.
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Persons vs. People [duplicate]

I saw a sign in an elevator that stated the capacity as "15 persons". What is the rule for when to use "persons" vs. "people"?
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Person versus People [duplicate]

When is the proper time to use the word "persons" in a sentence instead of using "people"?
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American English single-plural usage [duplicate]

"people" and "money" previously were used to denote plural. Now we have "peoples" and "moneys". What is the reason for this?
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Correct usage of “persons” (vs. “people”)

I had a little fight about persons vs. people. Could you advise if both of the following are correct, if possible with reference to a dictionary? A table for two people please. A table for ...
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“People” or “peoples” when referring to an indigenous population?

Let's say we are talking about the indigenous pukapuka who live in Pluto. What is correct: "the pukapuka people" or "the pukapuka peoples"? I've read somewhere the usage of "peoples" in this context,...
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Which is correct: “this people” or “these people”?

This people or these people? Different sources suggest different ways. What's the right way and why?
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Is “to one of the most genuine people I know” correct? [duplicate]

I am confused if I should use persons or people. Persons sounds weird to me.
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Difference between “a people” and “people”

I googled but I couldn't find a proper answer. In movies I often hear phrases like: "We are a good people" or "Asgard is not a place, it's a people". Why put an "a" in front of the word people? ...
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Countable vs. Uncountable Nouns [closed]

What is correct: "too much people" or "too many people"?