Is it correct to say this?
(Commander talking to 5 soldiers, ordering one of them (anyone) to go with the woman to guard her. The other 4 will go with him)
Commander: One of you, soldiers, escort her back to her house.
Soldier: Yes sir.
Commander: The rest follow me.
Does this sound ok? Please advise.
Aug 10, 2019 3:34 AM
Answers · 2
I believe that using "soldiers" here sounds awkward. I would remove it, or use "men" (if, indeed they are all men). I would say: "One of you men, escort her back to her house." "The rest, follow me." sounds fine but needs a comma when written.
August 10, 2019
I think it is okay. But it sounds more natural to me to say "the rest of you, come with me."