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    typer or typist?

    Hi, I want to know which word is more appropriate when I want to say ABC is a fast typer. Note that he/she is not a typist by profession. But most of the online dictionaries I checked do not have any entry called typer. In fact, some of them even say that typist is a person who works on typewriter or the person who types for his/her living... can anyone help?


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    Re: typer or typist?

    But most of the online dictionaries I checked do not have any entry called typer.
    That would be because we don't use that form of the word. Use typist, which in certain situations can simply refer to one who types, and not necessarily as a profession. If for some reason you're not comfortable using the word typist (and there is no reason to feel that way—that's what most native speakers would say with the understanding that the people being referred to are not professional typists), then just say:

    "ABC can type faster than DEF,"

    or whatever person or group of people you are comparing ABC to.

    Greg

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