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Anonymous:What is the grammar rule for this problem?
We received information that staff of our subsidiaries do not / does not feel well informed.
Thank you for helping out.
Anonymous:thanks a lot.
Anonymous:Staff should be considered a group of something so, unless you're specifying the members, should be "our staff does not" versus "our staff members do not".
Anonymous:Like for team or group:
The staff is in a meeting.
Staff does not reply to individual emails.
The staff members are in disagreement about the findings.
Staff members do not reply to individual emails.
A small comment from Canada.
I seldom encounter the word 'staff'. I usually hear and read 'employees'.
'Staff' makes me think of a retail establishment, like a store or a restaurant.
Anonymous:Good suggestion - replace "staff" or "staff members" with "employee" or "employees" - that should make it more apparent if you're speaking of a single or plural noun.
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