third-person plural

third-person plural
a) The form of a verb used (in English and other languages) with plural nouns and with the pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages).

"Are" is the third-person plural of the verb "to be".

b) The pronoun they (or its equivalents in other languages).

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  • person — noun 1 (C) plural people a human being, especially considered as someone with their own particular character: Tessa s a very intense person. | Hank s not the sort of person I find easy to talk to. | I like her as a person, but not as a boss. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • person — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)s(ə)n[/t]] ♦ people, persons (The usual word for more than one person is people. The form persons is used as the plural in formal or legal language.) 1) N COUNT A person is a man, woman, or child. At least one person died and several… …   English dictionary

  • person */*/*/ — UK [ˈpɜː(r)s(ə)n] / US [ˈpɜrs(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms person : singular person plural people Get it right: person: The usual plural form of person is people (not persons), and this is used in all ordinary contexts: Wrong: Children… …   English dictionary

  • person — per|son W1S2 [ˈpə:sən US ˈpə:r ] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: persone, from Latin persona actor s mask, character in a play, person , probably from Etruscan phersu mask ] 1.) plural people [ˈpi:pəl] a human being, especially… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • person — per|son [ pɜrsn ] noun count *** 1. ) an individual human, usually an adult. The plural is people, but in formal or official language the form persons is used: Tickets cost $50 per person. She s the type of person who is always happy to help out …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • person*/*/*/ — [ˈpɜːs(ə)n] noun [C] an individual humanThe plural is people, but in formal or official language the form persons is used Every single person in the room stopped talking.[/ex] Some people hate camping.[/ex] Voting is obligatory for all persons… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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