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    alumnus or graduate

    The troupe of this theatre consists of XXX University's alumni. (1)

    The troupe of this theatre consists of XXX University's graduates. (2)

    What's the difference?


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    Re: alumnus or graduate

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    The troupe of this theatre consists of XXX University's alumni. (1)

    The troupe of this theatre consists of XXX University's graduates. (2)

    What's the difference?
    alumna = a female graduate
    alumnae = two or more female
    alumnus = one male
    alumni = two or more female or male


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    Re: alumnus or graduate

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    alumna = a female graduate
    alumnae = two or more female
    alumnus = one male
    alumni = two or more female or male

    Yes, but what's the difference between graduates (n) and alumni (n)?


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    Re: alumnus or graduate

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    Yes, but what's the difference between graduates (n) and alumni (n)?
    No nada zip


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    Re: alumnus or graduate

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    No nada zip
    Какой zip? У тебя что, крыша поехала?

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    Re: alumnus or graduate

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    No nada zip
    Not true. Some colleges consider a student an alumnus if they attend that school for a prescribed number of semesters, whether they graduate from that institution or not. (Duke University, for example, considers a student to be an alumnus if they are enrolled for at least two semesters and leave in good standing.

    A graduate is someone who actually gets a degree or diploma from a school.

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    Re: alumnus or graduate

    There is a small difference. The Latin word is a gilded lily with a stylish flourish, a great boast about enlightenment. Graduate means you just did a program there, got a document, left.

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