Originally posted by daskakik
reply to post by kykweer
Because it's an apple, an orange and a watermelon so we call them fruit?
For example people often say our troops overseas. It's understood that this includes marines, infantry, sailors, pilots etc. It's a way to talk about a group and not just one of it's components.
edit on 16-6-2011 by daskakik because: (no reason given)
Then why not just say the military is going to war?
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