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Nami Nami
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staffs

Post by Nami Nami » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:59 am

Dear teacher,

I just saw the following from Mr Donald Trump's twitter:

Meetings between staffs and representatives are going well and quickly....but in the end, that doesn’t matter.

Is adding an "s" to staff grammatically correct? I thought "staff" was a singular noun with no plural form.

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Post by Joe » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:07 am

Trump has a staff of multiple people.
Kim has a staff of multiple people.
Those are two separate staffs.
So Trump was not wrong.
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