Could somebody please help me find out whether 'staff' takes 'many' or 'much' as a quantifier?
The Macmillan Dictionary says 'staff' is [U], so I shoud say 'how much staff do you need?"
Longman refers to 'staff'' as a [C] noun, therefore it should be "how many staff.."
Which one should I believe?
Thank you very much in advance.
Thank you, fivejedjon!
PS. It's pretty difficult to learn English when the only source of knowledge is a dictionary.
If you are managing with just a dictionary, then good luck - and congratulations on what you have achieved so far.
And let's both be grateful for the existence of this forum!
5jj, you cannot imagine how grateful I am for the existence of this forum. And never before have I suspected there's such a huge difference between AmE and BrE, even in the usage of quantifiers!