17th October 2019

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Is the plural of person persons?

The words people and persons can both be used as the plural of person, but they are not used in exactly the same way. People is by far the more common of the two words and is used in most ordinary contexts: "a group of people"; "there were only about ten people"; "several thousand people have been rehoused".

In this manner, what is the plural of the word human?

From the etymology we can know that the two words are from Germanic origin and Roman origin respectively. They just own the part of "MAN" coincidentally. Usually, the Roman origin words form their plurals by adding an "s". So the plural of the word "human" is "humans" instead of "humen".

What is the plural form of human being?

Although people generally consider it less sexist than man, it is usually better to use a different expression, such as human beings (with a plural verb) or humankind (with a singular verb): Human beings have always dreamt of happiness and of a perfect world.

Is there a plural for person?

This is really the only time that you would use it as a singular form though, when you are referring to the citizens of a particular state or country. So basically, both person and people can be used as singular nouns, people can be used as a plural noun and persons and peoples are also acceptable plural forms.
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