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题目: many countries responded to appeals for engineers and support (person)。

Person 的 plural 要放什么的?

我的想法: 放persons.不是很确定,可以纠正我的答案。

如果我说不明白可以评论给我知道,谢谢你们laugh

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@huei,没有的,要自己填例如说:person,要换去people/person..之类的。
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@-,好的我知道了。
@Apicel,这是一个英语书的句子,并不是我想表达的一个造句。
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em...如果是这样的话,就让@-来写回答,把这个题目关断吧。(不强逼,如有冒犯到,请包涵)
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The plural of person is people. It refers to a group or a number of human beings. It is a plural countable noun. “People” 是“person” 的复数形式,指一组人或一些人。

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根据 Dictionary.com, person 的 plural 可以是 persons 或 people,但是现代英语都是使用 people 的。

There is understandable confusion about the plural of this word. Is it persons or people? Person —like other regular English nouns—constructs its grammatical plural by adding -s, forming persons. This has been so since person came into Middle English in the late twelfth century. But as far back as the fourteenth century, some writers, including the poet Chaucer, were using an entirely different word— people, not persons —as the functional plural of person. And today, people seems more natural, especially in casual, informal conversation or writing. 

Using people as a plural of person has not always been free of controversy. From the mid nineteenth to the late twentieth century, the use of people instead of persons was hotly contested; and among some news publications, book publishers, and writers of usage books, it was expressly forbidden. To quell the fires of the argument, some usage authorities attempted to regulate use of the two forms—recommending persons when counting a small, specific number of individuals ( Three persons were injured in the accident ) and people when referring to a large, round, or uncountable number ( More than two thousand people bought tickets on the first day; People crowded around the exhibit, blocking it from view ). 

But efforts to impose such precise rules in language usually fail. This rule does not appear in currently popular style manuals, and if such a rule still exists in anyone's mind, it is mainly ignored. People is the plural form that most people are most comfortable with most of the time. Persons seems excessively formal and stilted in ordinary conversation or casual writing. One would probably not say, “How many persons came to your birthday party?” In legal or formal contexts, however, persons is often the form of choice ( The police are looking for any person or persons who may have witnessed the crime; Occupancy by more than 75 persons is prohibited by the fire marshal ). In addition, persons is often used when we pluralize person in a set phrase ( missing persons; persons of interest ). Otherwise, the modern consensus is that people is the preferred plural. Persons is not wrong, but it is increasingly rare.

Source: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/person?s=t

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我觉得是People
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