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    Please help a sentence, thanks

    Is there anyone / any staff working in the office? We cannot get the answer even asked many times. Can someone help?

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    #2

    Re: Please help a sentence, thanks

    In English we don't use the word staff that way.

    Is there anyone working in the office? Is natural English

    but if you wish to use the word staff you should say,

    Is there any staff member working in the office?

    The word 'staff' is usually thought of as a group noun not an individual one.

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    #3

    Re: Please help a sentence, thanks

    Thanks BWKCAJ

    How about the remained sentence? Is it correct?
    Thanks to advise.

    Zoe

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