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    Cool fellow + no school/class- ???

    I just heard from a teacher in an English-learning show on the Internet that

    FELLOW shouldn't be followed by schoolmates/classmates as the term fellow already has this meaning. ONe should say instead fellow students.

    Is this true? I have heard My fellow schoolmates quite many times.

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    Default Re: fellow + no school/class- ???

    Strictly speaking, 'fellow' is redundant before 'class/schoolmates'. However, native speakers don't appear to worry too much - there are 52 'fellow classmates' citations in COCA.

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