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    #1

    force instead of police force

    Hello,

    Is correct to say just force instead of police force in the context below?

    The police force, we are told, is a small army; criminals are the enemy, orders are to be obeyed no matter how ridiculous, and the team always comes first.
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    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: force instead of police force

    You could refer to just "the force" if it has been made clear previously that you are referring to a/the police force, and if there hasn't been so much intervening text that the reader might have forgotten that you'd mentioned a police force.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: force instead of police force

    Quote Originally Posted by Spohreis View Post
    Is it correct to say just "force" instead of "police force" in the context below?
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