Results 1 to 2 of 2

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 25
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Smile the meaning of "staff(s)"

    Could you please tell me the meaning of "staff(s)"?

    I used the word to express "employee(s)", but a native speaker said to me, "native speakers never use the word as a meaning of "employee(s). It's a Japanized English."

    I'm a little confused because my dictionary, Longman, has a meaning as "employee(s)" and the example sentence.
    The entire staff has done an outstanding job this year.

    Thank you very much.

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    • Post Thanks / Like

    Re: the meaning of "staff(s)"

    It is used to refer to the employees of a company, not to a single employee:

    The staff of the company were all supportive of the new management - All the members of staff/employees.

Similar Threads

  1. in the meaning, in meaning
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2007, 11:28
  2. Any grammar or interpretation mistakes, or any oddities?
    By asad hussain in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 04-May-2007, 07:05
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-Sep-2005, 14:36
  4. UNDERSTAND MEANING...please help
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-Jun-2005, 04:49


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts