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    named after sb

    The PWN Oxford Dictionary says that for an institution named after somebody such connection is correct:

    the Czesław Miłosz Foundation
    the Czesław Miłosz Prize

    the Czesław Miłosz Lyceum (it used to be a Polish high school)

    Given all the rules and exceptions for the definite article, I don't think the last one is correct, is it?

    Ewelina


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    Re: named after sb

    Well, if it is still a school I wouldn't use 'the' - eg: he goes to John Smith school - you wouldn't say he goes to the John Smith school. However, you would say he works at the John Smith Museum.


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    Re: named after sb

    feel relief, thanks. So am I smarter than the dictionary?

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