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Confusing word choices

Personal v personnel

Personal: Adjective. Private or individual.

  • The woman’s personal belongings were among the items stolen from the office.

Personnel: Noun (pronunciation: emphasis on the last syllable). People employed in an organisation or business.

  • All personnel were to report to the commanding officer prior to boarding the ship.
  • The receptionist accidentally sent the CEO’s personal email to all personnel.
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