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    a confusing question

    Hi!


    Q: Requests for sabbaticals and leaves of absence are processed through
    ( ).

    a) Human Resource
    b) Human Resources
    c) a Human Resource
    d) the Human Resources

    I'm confused between b) and d). Which is more appropriate?
    And I would like to know another word with the same meaning of that.
    For example, the department of Human Resources(?) ,etc

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Grinkl; 17-Dec-2008 at 21:00.


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    Re: a confusing question

    We don't normally use the definate article with human resources.

    I work in/for human resources.

    However in your example

    the department of Human Resources (the department + prepositional phrase modifying the department)

    the article is necessary for the word department; as in this other version:

    the Human Resources department


    Last edited by colloquium; 17-Dec-2008 at 21:38.


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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    We don't normally use the definate article with human resources.

    I work in/for human resources.

    However in your example

    the department of Human Resources (the department + prepositional phrase modifying the department)

    the article is a necessary for the word department; as in this other version:

    the Human Resources department


    Thank you so much for your earnest explanation.

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