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    have / employ

    Hello.

    The company has about 300 employees.

    1. Does this sentence sound natural?
    2. Is it okay to replace "has" with "employs"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: have / employ

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    The company has about 300 employees.

    1. Does this sentence sound natural?
    2. Is it okay to replace "has" with "employs"?

    Thank you.
    The original sentence is fine. If you replace 'has' with 'employs', it doesn't sound right; "The company employs about 300 employees". If they are employees of the company, the company obviously employs them. You could say; "The company employs about 300 people".

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