He was genuinely interested in word choice and different ways to use words. In a sentence in which he was describing faces sweating he said the “faces got sweat.” I had the opportunity to explain how nouns can sometimes become verbs and that in this case he would be able to use “sweat” as a verb and remove the word “got.” He was extremely excited and fascinated, and he asked me for further examples.
We were also able to talk about various Japanese customs due to references in his paper. It was truly fascinating and educational for me. I am excited to say that I believe he learned something too. He had plenty of questions throughout the consultation about word choice and methods. It is consultations that go as well as this one that remind you why you consult.