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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  10/AGO/2017 6:04 PM
Assunto:  Plural of nouns.
Mensagem:  Yes, it can be. 
Persons would be more used in formal constructs, whereas people in more informal ones.

Grammar aside, peoples is the plural to mean "pessoas - nações - povos". Because you could use people meaning plural as well.  

That is, people meaning plural (pessoas, indivíduos), to know that it is plural you would locate some word that act as a signal that it is a plural. Take, for example the word some:
Some people use cars, but we go by foot. 
(algumas pessoas usam carros, mas nós vamos a pé.)


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Plural of nouns  –  Luciane Aparecida Novais  09/AGO/2017, 2:36 PM
Plural of nouns  –  Josi  10/AGO/2017, 6:00 PM
 Plural of nouns.  –  PPAULO  10/AGO/2017, 6:04 PM
Plural of nouns  –  Polibius  10/AGO/2017, 7:18 PM

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