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I am rattled today when I tried to answer the following question:
"Now that she is fully trained, she hopes to earn her living as a ................. in an office."
I think all of the above are correct. Can anyone help me? Please tell which one is correct and WHY other options would be incorrect.
asked Jul 22, 2015 at 8:03
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- A typewriter is a machine (now obsolete). A person who uses a
typewriter is called a typist.
- A secretary is an office assistant, one of whose duties is to write
up memos and correspondence (these days usually on a computer).
- Staff is a group noun (non-count) referring to a group of people. One person can be a member of the staff, but she cannot be "a"
- Personnel is a group noun (non-count) referring to a group of people. One person can be part of a company's personnel, but she
cannot be "a" personnel!
answered Jul 22, 2015 at 8:17
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