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PSA: "alumni" is plural, "alumnus" is singular

I see "alumni" used as a singular noun all the time, especially on CD and in FRC circles. Here is some more information on the matter.

https://www.grammarly.com/blog/alumn...lumni-alumnus/
http://grammarist.com/usage/alumna-a...lumni-alumnus/
https://brians.wsu.edu/2016/05/16/alumnus-alumni/
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Re: PSA: "alumni" is plural, "alumnus" is singular

And I've been saying "alumnuses" all these years
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Re: PSA: "alumni" is plural, "alumnus" is singular

"Alum" is a nice, safe middle ground.
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