This has confused me for a long time. The definitiion of “troop” is “a group of soldiers”… I don’t know of a typical size, but for the sake of numbers, let’s say that a troop is 100 soldiers. So “100 troops” would be 1,000 soldiers.
So why is it that on the news and stuff, they always refer to soldiers individually as troops? If they say “100 troops” they mean 100 soldiers.
I don’t get it, and it always makes me unsure what they are saying on the news.