fellow classmate vs classmate : Common Errors in English

About fellow classmate vs classmate

Some redundancies are so common that few people notice them, but it’s worthwhile to be aware of them. A good example is “fellow classmate.” “Fellow” and “-mate” perform the same function. It’s better to say simply “classmate.” The same is true of the equally redundant “fellow shipmate,” “ fellow roommate” “fellow co-worker,” “fellow comrade,” and “fellow colleague.”

classmate Meaning(s)

  • (n) an acquaintance that you go to school with

fellow classmate in News

  1. "Do the Right Thing" winner: Mark Price

    An East high school student is being recognized Wednesday for sticking up for his fellow classmate...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: News 10 NBC Rochester

  2. Upromise by Sallie Mae Awards Life-Saving Eighth Grader $10,000 for His College Savings on “Steve Harvey”

    When a fellow classmate began choking in class, 13-year-old Travon Avery acted quickly to perform the Heimlich maneuver and save his friend’s life. In recognition, today the Aurora
    on June 6, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

classmate in News

  1. Westport 14-Year-Old Charged With Threatening Classmate At Bedford

    WESTPORT, Conn. – A 14-year-old student at Westport’s Bedford Middle School was arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with threatening to harm a classmate, police said. The student, who has not been identified due to his age, is accused of making online threats ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Daily Westport

  2. Art Shell event reunites old pals

    Russel Irving jokes with former UMES classmate and Super Bowl XXII MVP Doug Williams at the Birdies on the Bayou Pairing Party. / Justin Odendhal photo
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Delaware Coast Press

  3. Police: Second-grader threatened classmate with knife

    PORTSMOUTH A second-grader was taken into custody after a classmate reported he was threatened at knife point. Park View Elementary staff reported the incident to a student resource officer about 10:10 a.m. According to a Portsmouth police news release, the 9-year-old student said he was in a bathroom between classes when an 8-year-old boy threatened him at knife point.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Virginian-Pilot

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