I have got 3 questions about "person" and "persons" (all of them belong to each other)
Why is it always taught that the word "person" has not plural form while it is actually has? (I saw many sources that say that the plural form of person is people while it is persons). Indeed it is formal use as Cambridge dictionary says, but it is still it is not mistake as it is taught.
In Merriam Webster dictionary for learners I saw that the plural form of person is used in context of law. But it is not clear to me if according this dictionary it is supposed to be used the same as the word people in context of law, or it is used differently. The examples that it beings are not clear for the purpose of the understanding the plural form "persons". Here is what it says:
Persons: (law) plural persons : the body or clothing of a person especially when considered as a place to hide things He was arrested for having a gun on his person without a permit.
"He was arrested for carrying a gun on his person without having a gun permit."
"The dogs discovered that the men were hiding drugs about their persons." The examples are very difficult to understand.
- Is the plural form of "person" (persons) is used in other context apart from law?