Sexy Birthday Homonyms: troop & troupe

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Welcome to the second full week of celebration for the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday! All month, I’ve been posting a set of easily confused homonyms each weekday. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:

The noun troop is an assemblage of people or things, often soldiers, as in:

In his fantasy, every soldier in the troop took a turn with him.

The noun troupe is a company or band of performers, as in:

Her first orgy involved a clown, a lion tamer, and a fortune teller—a real circus troupe!

What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.

Come back tomorrow to learn the difference between verses & versus. Subscribe to make sure you never miss another Sexy Grammar lesson. Write to me for private lessons via Skype or in person.

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