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Monday, May 25, 2015, Jaishtha 11, 1422 BS, Shaban 5, 1436 Hijr


Common errors
Alumnus vs Alumni
Published : Monday, 25 May, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 26
We used to have "alumnus" (male singular), "alumni" (male plural), "alumna" (female singular) and "alumnae" (female plural); but the latter two are now popular only among older female graduates, with the first two terms becoming unisex. However, it is still important to distinguish between one alumnus and a stadium full of alumni. Never say, "I am an alumni" if you don't want to cast discredit on your school. Many avoid the whole problem by resorting to the informal abbreviation "alum."

Aisle vs Isle

An aisle is a narrow passageway, especially in a church or store; an isle is an island.
Propose to the person you're stranded on a desert isle with and maybe you'll march down the aisle together after you're rescued.







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