#EngTrivia: “people”, “peoples”, “person”, “persons”

Kita bisa menggunakan ‘people’ jika ingin menggeneralisasikan sekelompok orang (jamak).

  • Contoh (1): “Most people are having opinion as me.
  • Contoh (2): “People in the south are much more friendly than those in the north.

‘Peoples’ digunakan jika kita membicarakan orang-orang dengan ras/dari negara tertentu.

  • Contoh (3): “The native peoples of Siberia.”
  • Contoh (4): “The many and varied peoples of West Africa.”

Namun pada dasarnya penggunaan ‘peoples’ ini cukup jarang.

‘Person’ adalah bentuk tunggal yang digunakan jika kita hanya mengacu kepada satu orang tertentu.

  • Contoh (5): “She’s a very pleasant person.”

‘Persons’ banyak digunakan dalam konteks hukum atau formal.

  • Contoh (6) : “This vehicle is authorized to carry twenty persons.”
  • Contoh (7) : “This information should not be disclosed to any unauthorized persons.”

‘Persons’ tidak umum digunakan dalam percakapan sehari-hari.

Compiled by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on December 24, 2011

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