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Annoying word: troops

Another one for my list of annoying words: troops, to mean several soldiers, which is also what troop means. An individual soldier is a trooper, not a troop. So shouldn’t it be trooper is singular, and troopers is plural; or, if troops has to mean plural, then troop should be singular, not plural too!

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  • Bob February 11, 2020, 3:06 pm

    Trooper <- One soldier
    Troopers <- More than one soldier

    Troop <- One group of soldiers
    Troops <- More than one group of soldiers

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