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    Troops

    Hello to everybody!

    I need some help with the word troop.
    If I say "100.000 troops", does it mean "100.000 soldiers" or a troop is a group of soldier?

    Thank you very much
    N.

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    Re: Troops

    Quote Originally Posted by NicolaalociN View Post
    Hello to everybody!

    I need some help with the word troop.
    If I say "100.000 troops", does it mean "100.000 soldiers" or a troop is a group of soldier?

    Thank you very much
    N.
    It means 100,000 soldiers. But you don't call a soldier a troop - it's only used in the plural in that sense. A troop can also be a group of soldiers.
    By the way, in English we use a comma (virgola) for 1,000 etc. and a period (punto) for decimals, eg. 2.5 kilos.

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