Pronouns follow a similar bizarre path of the same word jumping around from case, person and number. For example "sie" means she, they and you (formally). "Ihr" means her (possessive) and you plural (familiar with you).
Whose dumb idea was all this? So much for German ingenuity.
kalbahamut is correct that both "people" and "persons" are suitable plurals for the word "person". Both terms are correct, but are used in different circumstances. "Persons" is to refer to the plural of "person", but can be easily defined with a particular number. However, "people" is used when accounting for more than 1 person, but is not easily countable.
And yet, here it is in the Cambridge Dictionary, the Oxford University Press via Lexico, the Collins Dictionary, the Britannica Dictionary, Oxford Learner's Dictionaries, and the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.
"There were thousands of people/persons at the concert." If you are a native speaker of English, which would you choose? People is clearly correct in this instance.
"There are a number of people/persons of interest in this case." Again which sounds correct to you? In this particular usage "persons" would win out.
Persons is not the usual plural form of person - it is only used in specific instances.
Also in art the different materials you use are medium/media. Like in "media" they are carriers choosen to get your subject across. In this case the media is more tangible (maybe you heard of mixed media?)
instead of carrier you could also say channel. Maybe that makes the term "medium" a bit clearer for you, he/she is chosen to channel through, as the spokesperson or intermediate to convey a message.
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