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    Staffs? Government Letter

    Hi,

    I just received a government letter, they used the word "staffs" in it, I was wondering if staff can add "s", staff is not the only form ? there is no staffs right? even singular and plural are also using "staff" without "s", right? Following is the sentence of the government letter.


    (f) editors of daily newspapers in Hong Kong and such members of their staffs in respect of whom the Registrar is satisfied that jury servicewould disrupt the publication of such newspapers; (Replaced 6 of 1955s. 2. Amended 37 of 1988 s.

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    William
    Last edited by yiuho; 09-Nov-2009 at 10:18.


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    Re: Staffs? Government Letter

    In this context it is fine. There are multiple newspapers, each of which has a staff, and therefore there are more than one staffs involved.

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    Re: Staffs? Government Letter

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    In this context it is fine. There are multiple newspapers, each of which has a staff, and therefore there are more than one staffs involved.
    I got it, thanks. More than one organization staff, then we should use staffs.

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