Use of modifying adjective

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If I say, "This applies to our key people and employees" does that imply that it applies to all employees or only key employees?

asked Apr 04 '13 at 14:09 Louisa Williams New member

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It's ambiguous, at best. Differentiating between people and employees adds to the confusion. I would choose either 'people' or 'employees'.

 

This applies to our key employees.

link comment answered Apr 04 '13 at 14:34 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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