Monday, 31 August 2009

Second entry for today: "Watch your language"

When did "majority" supplant "most" (especially from the voices of radio and T.V. reporters) as in "the majority of cars are imported" rather than "most cars are imported"?

Why do many reporters write or say "three troops were killed" rather than "three troopers were killed"?

( A troop is made up of a number of troopers.

" [the] troops" is a collective noun.)

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