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    ________ from Greenwich Observatory have the clock checked twice a day.

    Are "Officials"and "Officers" both acceptable in this blank?

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    Default Re: officer or officials

    I would expect only 'officials'.

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    Default Re: officer or officials

    Thanks! So can you tell me the subtle difference? I cannot find it in an Oxford dictionary.

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    Default Re: officer or officials

    An official is someone who is engaged in official duties. An officer holds a commissioned rank in the armed services or, technically, someone who has some form of legal responsibility in a company.

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    Default Re: officer or officials

    They simply don't have officers based at Greenwich Royal Observatory.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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