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Dec 17 2008   8:31PM GMT

Writing for business – trouper or trooper?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

Which is correct?
Ellen is a real _______, always doing whatever needs to be done to move a project along.
a. trooper
b. trouper

Answer: b
A trouper is someone who works hard for the good of an organization they belong to, such as a corporation. (A troupe is a group of performers and a trouper is someone who ensures that the show will go on.)

Trooper, on the other hand, usually refers to a soldier or a policeman.

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