Alek RichterBeginner Asked: November 22, 20212021-11-22T02:10:48+00:00 2021-11-22T02:10:48+00:00 Plural of “staff” (stick) — “staffs” or “staves”? [closed] Which would be the correct use in the following sentence. I’m a Shepard and I have many staffs/staves. 1 Answer Alek Richter Beginner 2021-11-22T02:11:18+00:00Added an answer on November 22, 2021 at 2:11 am For staff in the sense of “a body of employees”, the plural is always staff; otherwise, both staffs and staves are acceptable, except in compounds, such as flagstaffs. Staves is rare in North America except in the sense of “magic rod”, or the musical notation tool; stave of a barrel or cask is a back-formation from staves, which is its plural. 0 Reply Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.