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    claimed/taken so many lives

    Are these sentences grammatically and semantically correct? Do they make sense? Any suggestions?

    1. This soldier has claimed so many lives.

    2. This soldier has taken so many lives.

    3. This soldier has hundred medals for taking the enemy's lives.

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    Re: claimed/taken so many lives

    Soldiers don't "claim" lives.

    While armies exist in order to break things and kill people, we are not so blunt in our discussion of individual soldiers and how many people they may have killed.

    We would say that a soldier fought bravely or displayed "valor."

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