Use the word "military" when talking about a group of people organized for the purpose of attacking or defending from other countries or groups.
- In the United States, men and women may serve in the military.
- The military helps defend the nation.
- There are U.S. military personnel serving in countries around the world. (personnel = people)
- People who join the military can expect to receive training that might be valuable in finding a job later outside of the military.
- In some situations, a military response is ordered when diplomacy fails.
- Bob saw military action when he served in Afghanistan.
- Jessica was involved in military action when she served in Iraq.
He serves in the military.
The word "militarily" is an adverb.
- The United States is militarily stronger than any other country in the world.
- Other countries are much weaker militarily.
The word "militant" can be used as a noun or as an adjective. In this case, "militant" can be used to refer to a person who takes a strong stance on an issue or is acting outside of the authority of a country.
- Militants seized a warehouse full of ammunition.
- A militant group formed a few months after the election results were announced.
- Tammy’s militant position on the issue of abortion is a little unnerving.
- Joe is very militant when it comes to disciplining his students.
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September 16, 2019