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Now majoring in math, linguistics, and Asian studies, with a concentration in Japanese, at University of Tennessee, with minors in English, German, history, and computer science.

I read a lot, and all over the place, content-wise. I also have a bad tendency to use German grammar in my English writing...which actually works pretty well for me.

It's not my fault I was only formally exposed to grammar when I started learning German.

Calculus is totally sexy, and I would probably marry Gottfried Leibnitz if he were still alive. And just to cement my awesome dorkiness to the world: I decided I wanted to study linguistics after I read The Lord of the Rings and found out Tolkien was a philologist. That was the only reason I ever went on a language kick. Before that I was an art/history nerd, with emphasis on the art. Who knows why?

Fate is inexorable.


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comment When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?
I was just about to leave that as a comment when I decided to read the other answers first. I'm glad I did. :)
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awarded  Supporter
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revised When do I use “can” or “could”?
mowed-->mown
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comment When do I use “can” or “could”?
I see your point...Not 100% sure though. I need to look it up. Regardless, that "mowed" should be "mown"...
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awarded  Editor
Aug
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revised Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
added 4 characters in body
Aug
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comment Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
Yeah. Whoops! Editing...Thanks...
Aug
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comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
I think it's generally because I talk too quickly and mumble a lot. :)
Aug
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answered Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
Aug
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comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
No one's called me on saying "I've not" or "I'ven't" yet...
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
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answered Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
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comment Where does the “quint” in “quintessential” come from?
The other posters have defined it well enough, but here's an etymology, if that's what you're after. etymonline.com/index.php?term=quintessence
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answered When do I use “can” or “could”?
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awarded  Autobiographer