vitae vs vita : Common Errors in English

About vitae vs vita

Unless you are going to claim credit for accomplishments in previous incarnations, you should refer to your “vita,” not your “vitae.” All kidding aside, the “ae” in “vitae” supposedly indicates the genitive rather than the plural (that is, vitae in this case works like a possessive form to modify “curriculum”); but the derivation of vita from curriculum vitae is purely speculative (see the Oxford English Dictionary), and vitae on its own makes no sense grammatically.“Résumé,” by the way, is a French word with both “Es” accented, and literally means “summary.” In English one often sees it without the accents, or with only the second accent, neither of which is aserious error. But if you’re trying to show how multilingual you are, remember the first accent.

vitae in News

  1. Pope delivers homily on Evangelium Vitae

    VATICAN CITY, June 16 (UPI) -- Attendees said 200,000 people came to St. Peter's Square Sunday to see Pope Francis deliver a homily for Evangelium Vitae Day.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: UPI

  2. Dad doubles as ‘Mr. Mom’ ... and ‘man quilter,’ too

    This guy is almost too good to be true. Take a look at his curriculum vitae, and see if you don’t agree.
    on June 16, 2013 Source: The Daily Sentinel

vita in News

  1. Free-to-play RPG Destiny of Spirits hits Vita this year

    SCE Japan Studio and Lumines developer Q Entertainment are teaming up to deliver the free-to-play RPG Destiny of Spirits to PS Vita owners later this year. In Destiny of Spirits , players command an army of upgradable creatures in a series of turn-based battles. Spirit types are assigned elemental strengths and weaknesses, and players must build their teams strategically in order to penetrate ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Joystiq


    ?11 JUN 2013 You asked IGN for some Vita love, and we found Walking Dead on the Vita! To get your question answered on air, tweet @IGN with #E3Unlimited.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: IGN Guides

  3. Children and Parents Will Go Nuts for New Vita Coco Kids Drinks

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vita Coco, America's top-selling coconut water brand, introduces a new line of family-friendly beverages specifically for children ages 2 through 8 years old: Vita Coco Kids.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Wire

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