Their, there, and they're- one isn't interchangeable and neither is alumni.

January 16, 2013 By Caitlin Sellers

Their, there, and they're- one isn't interchangeable and neither is alumni.

If you are questioning whether or not it is a good idea to go to college or why you went in the first place, just remember that not everything you learned was from a textbook.

I say this for many reasons but here is my real world example: Over the past couple of weeks I've been working on the blog text for KD marketing's website (which my communications degree helped establish my writing style & grammar) and I have come across the word alumni a few times. As a Zeta Tau Alpha, I learned that the group/female version of alumni is alumnae and the singular/female version is alumna. Now, you're probably wondering what a singular male is- it is alumnus and a group/male version is Alumni as well as a mixed group. Interesting that is how other languages are grouped as well.

Now, I know that was a little bit of a geek post but I just had to shout it from the roof tops and inform those who were misinformed. I also wanted to make it a point that I understand College isn't for everyone, but if you're considering going back to school or are still trucking through I commend you. College will change your life, your opportunities, your network, and mold who you are.


Caitlin Sellers

Business growth is Caitlin’s focus, people is her passion and digital marketing is her niche. She enjoys advising professionals and businesses about digital marketing and providing inbound marketing strategy and services. Additionally, Caitlin's the energetic community organizer for Local Levo Charlotte in which she provide s the opportunity to elevate women's careers.