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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.

soldierHe 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



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