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What is the difference

between alumni, alumna, and alumnus? What context would these be used in a sentence? Please and cookies!

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Asked by JenW777 at 1:19 AM on Apr. 2, 2010 in

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  • Alumna is the Latin female version of alumni.
    Alumnus is the Latin male version.
    Alumni is the plural version of the male, but it is often used for any group of students who have graduated from a specific school.

    Nowadays it's common to just use alumni for both plural and singular female and male graduates/ former students.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:33 AM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • I officially love you! I thought it was something like that, but wasnt sure which way it would go. Alumni is not in the dictionary and all of the sites say that they mean the same thing!

    This stupid grammar test is impossible! I've failed to pass it so far.

    Answer by JenW777 at 1:37 AM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • lol no problem! I'm a soon to be English teacher, so it's just extra practice. = )

    Answer by toriandgrace at 1:42 AM on Apr. 2, 2010

  • What toriandgrace said.

    Answer by sstepph at 11:41 AM on Sep. 14, 2010

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