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    Emeritus

    People write Pope emeritus Benedict.
    I think it should be emeritus Pope Benedict.

    What is the correct one?

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    Re: Emeritus

    This is a rare event- it hasn't happened for hundreds of years, so the usage is new. With professors, you will see both forms used.

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    Re: Emeritus

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    This is a rare event- it hasn't happened for hundreds of years, so the usage is new. With professors, you will see both forms used.
    I have seen both forms when it comes to professors.
    It is incorrect to write Professor Emeritus Gurdon.

    He was a professor. He was the professor who held the chair. He is Professor Gurdon.

    Now he is retired. He is Emeritus Professor Gurdon.

    It is incorrect to write Professor Emeritus Gurdon.

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    Re: Emeritus

    I am used to seeing "emeritus" used after, not before the title. Professor emeritus. So "Pope emeritus" seems correct.

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    Re: Emeritus

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    It is incorrect to write Professor Emeritus Gurdon.
    No, it isn't.

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    Re: Emeritus

    I​ am used to seeing "Professor Emeritus". I heard the previous Pope referred to as "Pope Emeritus, Benedict" on the BBC news.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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