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    Sep 9, 2008, 01:49 PM
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    Which is correct assuming the noun relates to a number of people? The staff was friendly or the staff were friendly.
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    Sep 9, 2008, 02:34 PM
    The staff was friendly.

    Staff is singular. Although "staff" represents a group of people, it' only one group. You would also say the group was friendly. You would say the people (because people is plural) were friendly.
    CHRISSYS-ANGEL Posts: 31, Reputation: 4
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    Sep 9, 2008, 02:34 PM
    The First One For One Person Being In The Staff. The Second If Its More Than One.

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