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Corps vs Corpse
Corps vs Corpse. A Marine Corps corpse was a common site during the Invasion of Normandy. Conquer your writing errors with ErrNET copyediting technology!
Corps is a military organization consisting of officers and enlisted personnel or of officers alone; a group of persons associated or acting together.
Corpse is a dead body, usually of a human being.
Corps and corpse have different pronunciations, meanings, and spellings. However, in English writing, many people make the mistake of misspelling “corpse” as “corps”. This is an easy mistake to make because of their similar spellings. You don’t have to worry about making this error in your writing with ErrNET copyediting technology!
Corps sentence examples:
Her father was a captain in the US Army and was not too fond of her dating a US Marine Corps sergeant.
Some Peace Corps missions can be very dangerous and even deadly depending on the local social and political situations.
The reporter owed his life to the US Marine Corps troops who rescued him from a deadly combat situation when he was on location.
Many high school graduates enlist in the Marine Corps to proudly serve their country.
Corpse sentence examples:
The phrase “dead corpse is redundant because the adjective “dead” is inherent in the definition of corpse.
The state prosecutor was going to have a difficult time convicting the defendant of murder since the corpse of the victim was never found.
One of my favorite New Yorker cartoons is of a human corpse lying in a hospital bed, and the doctor says to the nurse, “this is amazing, I’ve never seen anyone recover from an autopsy!”
No, we are again not going out because I am married to a corpse who never wants to do anything!
To save space, many people are choosing to have their corpse cremated rather than buried six feet under, after they pass (of course).
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