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Similar Sounding Confusing Words: Corps and Corpse

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The words Corps and corpse are both pronounced in a similar manner and sound the same, but have different meanings.

The word Corps is a noun.
Meanings: group; unit; body. It generally refers to a special group such as of the military.


The word corpse is a noun.
Meanings: dead body; cadaver. It is used in reference to the body of a human being, whereas the dead body of an animal is called a carcass.

Sample Usage

Examples of Corps:
1. The Brigadier supervised the training of the members of the new Corps.
2. The newly formed Corps was assigned the task of protecting the Prime Minister during the State tour.
3. The Corps saluted smartly during the march past.


Examples of corpse:
1. Malini screamed in horror on discovering a corpse in the garage.
2. The pathologist was instructed to do a re-examination of the corpse.
3. The corpse lay by the roadside till somebody informed the police.

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