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    I believe Rover is querying why you keep putting "X University" or "University X". Why don't you tell us which university you attended?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    In the U.S. you would not hear/read that someone graduated from a department or from a faculty. Rather, one would graduate from a college/university with a major in English or with a degree in English.

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    Yes, the first time I heard someone was part of the "faculty" of English I was really confused. For us, the faculty are the people who teach you.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I believe Rover is querying why you keep putting "X University" or "University X". Why don't you tell us which university you attended?

    It doesn't matter. I am focusing on other imporant points in my question.
    I could say Cairo University or whatever

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    Perhaps we are wondering why, having spent around three years getting a degree at this unnamed university, you never noticed that "Faculty of English, University of X" required capitalisation.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you for your wonder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    ... after the day of your graduation, it becomes a simple fact about the past. "I graduated from University X [last week/last month/in 1996 etc]".
    It's a one-off event, 'going up a step' [gradus, Latin, = 'step']. This derivation explains why in Am. Eng. you graduate from high-school. (In Br Eng graduation has an implicit '...[from university]' - except for figurative uses like 'After dabbling with marihuana in his college days he graduated to cocaine'.)

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    Yes. They constitute the title of a department and the proper name of a university.
    Consider my wrist slapped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Consider my wrist slapped.

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    The forum doesn't allow corporal punishment, Bob. . .

    . . .just public humiliation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Thank you for your wonder.
    "It doesn't matter. I am focusing on other important points in my question."


    Just a few comments on your statements above. I don't know about others who have responded to your posts, but I detect a touch of rudeness or disregard for suggestions/corrections offered. Those who respond to posts by you and others look at/review the entire statement(s) and offer what we believe to be helpful, regardless of what might not be "important" to the poster. Please keep this in mind in future entries. Finally, if my perception of some of your statements is unfounded, please disregard these comments.

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