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  1. sophia_esteed

    sophia_esteed Senior Member

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    not really sure about the word I should use...

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by sophia_esteed, Apr 8, 2009.

    I'm writing a sci-fi novel in which there's a war going on - pretty much like star wars but without the whole mystic-religion / force-thingy.
    I'm not really sure about the rank I should give to one of my characters: she's a nurse and she's just finished the naval school of medicine.
    The question is: is she an officer? or a warrant officer?
    Should I go with ensing or warrant officer-something?
    Also, I'm writing in Italian, which is my mother language, so should I give her the warrant officer rank, I'm not sure how should I translate it in my language.
    If anyone could give me a tip, I don't wanna write something wrong.
     
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    crimsonrose Senior Member

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    The italian version sounds so much sexier. lol
     
  3. sophia_esteed

    sophia_esteed Senior Member

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    Thanks! I was unsure whether I should use 'ensign' or something else.
    I'll go with that then.
     
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    Castlesofsand Banned

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    when i was in the navy Petty Officer first class/ the they came in second class too, both yelled a lot at me. but they were warrant officers
     

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