Talk:British soldier killed in Afghanistan
1 troop ≠ 1 soldier
I believe BBC news is misusing the term "troops". Although I substituted "soldiers" for troops where appropriate, it's more accurate to say "military personnel". The noun "troops" isn't simply plural for soldiers, but means soldiers collectively. Troops are (groups of) soldiers, but there's not necessarily a one-to-one correspondence in their number. Karen 22:24, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
A UK defence source told the BBC extra troops could be sent to Afghanistan, where six troops have died in a month.
versusThe death brings to six the number of military personnel killed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in the past three-and-a-half weeks.
This makes no sense
"He also condoned the government's policy in Afghanistan" then the quote directly following this says "whilst in no way supporting or condoning a government policy"
- The source doesn't say he condoned the policy, in fact the sources says his statement condemns the policy as "putting UK forces into 'dreadful danger'". I corrected it due to your notice here. Karen 11:20, 7 July 2006 (UTC)