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The University of Colombo

University of Colombo

asked Nov 17 '12 at 07:31 Z. A. Jazley Expert

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Shawn is almost correct. When the university name is used as a noun, Shawn's rule applies. But when the name is used as an adjective, the noun being modified determines whether the definite article is required.


The University of California boasts twenty-five Nobel laureates on its faculty.

A University of California faculty subcommittee will vote Tuesday on the Chancellor's latest proposal.

link comment answered Nov 17 '12 at 17:58 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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