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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Troop, Troupe

Troop: a body of soldiers.

Troupe: a group of traveling performers.

Mike is a real trouper. Many would spell it "trooper." But a trooper is either a cop or a soldier in the cavalry, whereas a trouper, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is "a reliable, uncomplaining, often hard-working person."

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