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person

per·son

person

 
pronunciation:
puhr sn
phrases:
in person
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a human being.
Each person who lives in this country should obey its laws.
synonyms:
human, individual, soul
similar words:
creature, man, mortal, one, party, somebody, woman
definition 2: the qualities a particular person has; personality; self.
He's a good doctor, but I don't like his person.
synonyms:
personality, self
similar words:
being, character, ego, individual, nature, spirit
definition 3: one of three groups of personal pronouns that show who the subject of the verb is. The first person, ("I" or "we") is used for the person who speaks or writes. The second person, ("you") is used for the person who reads or listens. The third person ("he," "she," "it," or "they") is used for the person or thing the speaker is talking about.
He writes all his stories in the first person.
phrase: in person
persons or people?
The usual plural form of person is people. But, you can use persons in formal situations.
Compare:
  • She invited almost twenty people to a barbecue.
  • The capacity of the theater is 795 persons.
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