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English is one of my first languages. Versed in the nuances of a few major native dialects of the language, I hope to learn and share my knowledge on this forum.


I majored in physics and music at Williams College, MA, and taught math at The Pennington School, NJ, for two years. Currently a PhD student in civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University, MD.


New blog: Brutally Frugal


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comment What's another word for “unrelated people living together”?
Housemate certainly does not connote relationship. In the US, roommate and housemate are increasingly used interchangeably. If you want a more formal term, cotenant fits the bill if the person shares lessee responsibilities.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Word meaning “the act of intending to do nothing”
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comment Response when your boss thanks you
Or better yet, "Anytime."
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comment “Solution for” or “solution to” a problem?
@Janus: Interesting comment. Unfortunately, I have no recollection of whatever Jasper said! It's been two long years :)
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comment “Best Before” says “11 MA 23”; is it May or March?
I don't think a bottle of juice could last that long!
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comment Which is correct: “when you have finished” or “when you will finish”?
@dainichi, I'm sorry, I don't even know why I included "Spanish" in my comment. French I studied, but Spanish I did not! Apologies for making unfounded claims!
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