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  1. Newbie
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    Roommate or Officemate?

    Good morning

    I wonder if I can use the word roommate for the person with whom I share my office at work. If I can't would it be the correct way if I use officemate?
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    #2

    Smile Re: Roommate or Officemate?

    Officemate is fine.
    Workmate...

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    #3

    Re: Roommate or Officemate?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Officemate is fine.
    Workmate...
    "Roommate' is used for residential sharers (especially students, I think - though the idea of a "roomie" is a US one {maybe Canada as well }, so I might have got the 'wrong end of the stick' [informal, = faulty understanding]).

    b

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    #4

    Re: Roommate or Officemate?

    Quote Originally Posted by okaplan View Post
    If I can't would it be the correct way if I use officemate?
    Yes, and you could also say colleague.

  5. Newbie
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    #5

    Re: Roommate or Officemate?

    Thank you all for the help:)

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