[Ads-l] troops

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 18 09:58:26 EDT 2016


I also am confused about ambiguity. The Syrian Army is AFAIK a formal army.
Both troops and soldiers seem to be correct.

On Sep 18, 2016 9:06 AM, "Christopher Philippo" <toff at mac.com> wrote:

> On Sep 18, 2016, at 8:59 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> > Ambiguity? Where?
>
> Why are you asking?
>
> On Sep 18, 2016, at 8:03 AM, Christopher Philippo <toff at mac.com> wrote:
> > Given the ambiguity of the word troops ( http://www.visualthesaurus.
> com/cm/dictionary/a-troop-of-one/ - which links a 2003 ADS thread)
>
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