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    Old student vs Graduate of ABC School

    Hi teachers,

    Would you prefer to see the students you had taught calling themselves "old student" or "Graduate" when they wrote you emails?
    I have two sentences here, please take a look at them:

    1. Do you remember me, Prof. David?
    I was a 2011 graduate of ABC School, and I had taken a photograph with you on the graduation ceremony.
    I was in your social science class in 2011 but I sometimes fell alsept and late for your class.

    2. Do you remember me, Prof. David?
    I was an old student of ABC School, and I had taken a photograph with you on the graduation ceremony.
    I was in your social science class in 2011 but I sometimes fell alsept and late for your class.

    Please reply.

    Thank you

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    Re: Old student vs Graduate of ABC School

    I wouldn't care whether you called yourself an old student or a graduate, but I'd be concerned about other aspects of your text.

    Do you remember me, Prof. David? I was a 2011 graduate of ABC School, and I had taken a photograph taken with you at the graduation ceremony. I was in your social science class in 2011 but I sometimes fell asleep and was late for your class.

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    #3

    Re: Old student vs Graduate of ABC School

    I would use "former" instead of "old'.

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    #4

    Re: Old student vs Graduate of ABC School

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would use "former" instead of "old'.
    Would "I was one of your former students." be correct?

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    #5

    Re: Old student vs Graduate of ABC School

    That would be better as "I am one of your former students".

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    #6

    Re: Old student vs Graduate of ABC School

    If you're old, what does that make the teacher?

    Seriously, you could be a former student without necessarily having graduated.

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