Hi,

Please tell me the difference in meaning between:

a/ Some people Ex: The film is boring for some people.

b/ Some persons Ex: The film is boring for some persons.

When do I use "people", when do I use "persons" ?

Thanks

Quoc
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I perefer "people" in your sentences. "persons" is formal and means 'someone who is not known or not named'.
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Persons is very rarely used. See Persons/People
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I recommend using people all the time. It's very rare that persons is correct where people is not. Learn persons passively and use it only after you've seen and heard it enough times to catch on to those cases where it can be used correctly.

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