A number of them ( human being)

Phi

Senior Member
USA
Arabic
Is " a number of " used for human beings as well or is it just for things?

Can I say "I had known a number of employees before my interview and knew some others in my interview"?
 
  • Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    The sentence is slightly odd because of the dislocation between knowing employees previously and then knowing other employees during (it's difficult to know how these two facts relate) but "a number of employees" is just fine.
     

    Phi

    Senior Member
    USA
    Arabic
    Thanks copyright. It is easy. For instance , I had been volunteering there and got familiar with people before my formal interview and getting hired. :)
     
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