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    #1

    encourages..

    is the following correct (e.g., grammar-> "as it encourages..." )?

    Staff may be comfortable discussing evaluation results, as it encourages him or her to share them.

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    Re: encourages..

    Are you talking about the member of staff who wrote the evaluation or the recipient?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: encourages..

    Quote Originally Posted by eunkum View Post
    is the following correct (e.g., grammar-> "as it encourages..." )?

    I would say either:

    A staff member may be comfortable discussing evaluation results, as it encourages him or her to share them.

    ... or:

    Staff may be comfortable discussing evaluation results, as it encourages them to share them.
    Either way, the verb and noun need to agree.

    Note that I speak American English and don't vouch for British English.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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