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I am an undergraduate at Grand Valley State University.


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comment Is there one word for both horizontal or vertical, but not diagonal, adjacency?
I don't think this is the correct usage of "coterminous". Regions that border have part of a boundary in common, but I think "coterminous" means that the entire border is the same; that is, the two entities comprise the same region. Queens (the borough of New York City) is coterminous with Queens County (a county in New York); they're arguably not the same thing, but they have the same borders and they comprise the same region.
Apr
13
comment “If I would have lost you” vs “If I had lost you”
I'm in the Midwestern US as well, and I hear people say "If you would have…" pretty frequently, with the word "would" fully pronounced: /ˌɪfjəˈwʊdə/.
Jan
11
answered How do you describe the feeling you get when you've almost dropped something but caught it in time?
Jan
11
comment Does “girlfriend” or “boyfriend” always indicate partnership?
I've heard the term guy-friend used to refer to a platonic male friend.
Jan
11
answered Is “so” always accompanied by “that”?
Jan
10
comment How can I explain a word used in a previous sentence?
Other options would be By "small", I mean less than 30 inches; or "Small" here means that it is less than 30 inches.
Jan
10
comment One word for an activity a person does to get close to someone
The best I'm coming up with is "get to know" and "spend time with", but these aren't single words. Why are you looking for a single word?
Jan
2
comment “to be all but X”
I assumed that the idea was that "all but X" means "everything similar to X, but not X", so that, for example, if a house is "all but destroyed", it suffers every possible type of damage short of actual destruction.
Dec
26
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Mar
24
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Mar
24
answered Is 'petrichor' the only noun in English that means a specific scent?
Mar
24
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