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Were you referred by any of our marketing personnel

English translation: marketing personnel

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English term or phrase:marketing person
English translation:marketing personnel
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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01:26 Aug 31, 2001
English to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: Were you referred by any of our marketing personnel
Were you reffered by any of our marketing personnel? If Yes please write his / her name.

Were you reffered by any of our marketing person if Yes please write his / her name.

What setence is correct? should we use marketing personnel or marketing person?

Thanks,
Khawer Iqbal
personnel
Explanation:
Person is singular whereas personnel is plural. 'Referred by any of our' - suggests more than one, thus plural, thus personnel which refers to more than one person.
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na +2marketing personnel
jgal
naa member of our marketing staffFuad Yahya
napersonneljaymes69


  

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12 mins peer agreement (net): +2
marketing personnel


Explanation:
but I would say:

"were you referred by a member of our marketing personnel? If so, please give his/her name".

jgal
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agree  Sven Petersson
13 hrs

agree  jaymes69
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15 mins
personnel


Explanation:
Person is singular whereas personnel is plural. 'Referred by any of our' - suggests more than one, thus plural, thus personnel which refers to more than one person.


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a member of our marketing staff


Explanation:
We say, "marketing staff," "sales staff," "nursing staff," etc. This is how we identify a unit of personnel by function or line of work. "Marketing personnel" is not wrong, but "marketing staff" is more idiomatic.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Changes made by editors
Feb 7, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Feb 7, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldMarketing » Bus/Financial
Field (specific)(none) » Business/Commerce (general)


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