posted by Ilma .
Hello. I'll be grateful if you help me with a few questions.
1)Which is correct,'civilian people' or 'civil people' (meaning "civilians")?
2)Would you use the article in the context "to decrease (the?) strain between the countries"?
Thank you very, very much.
1. Neither. Just use "civilians"
2. Either will work fine -- with or without "the"