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    Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    Tehran city OR Tehran City? Or maybe the Tehran City? Which one is grammatically correct?
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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    You call it by the official name which is Tehran, not Tehran City.
    Or you can refer to it as the city of Tehran.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehran

    It is unlike New York where New York City is also an official name.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    ...or indeed 'Mexico City' and several others. They usually (always?) have the word City capitalized to distinguish them from some other organizational entity: New York City is distinct from the state of New York, Mexico City is distinct from the country Mexico...

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    So if I want to bring 'city' after 'Tehran' can I say 'Tehran city?'

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    Why would you want to?

    If you insist on using 'city', you could say 'The city of Tehran', as tedmc pointed out.

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    There is no reason to. It's just called Tehran. You might qualify it in advance by saying "the city of Tehran" or "the city, Tehran" depending on context. However, as usual, we would need a complete sentence to work with.

    (Cross-posted with Rover.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    So if I want to bring 'city' after 'Tehran' can I say 'Tehran city?'
    Does this contrast with some other part of Tehran? If not, there really is no need to- Tehran/Paris/Berlin, etc, don't require such qualification to us.

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Does this contrast with some other part of Tehran? If not, there really is no need to- Tehran/Paris/Berlin, etc, don't require such qualification to us.
    Yes, the capital city of Tehran province is Tehran. I wanted to call it Tehran city, or Tehran City.
    Thanks for finding my problem.

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    Who's your audience? Many will know the city and not the province, so it would be unnecessary. However, I would still use the city of Tehran if you needed to make the distinction, but I would be more likely to make the distinction for the province rather than the city.

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    Re: Tehran city OR Tehran City?

    As an example, if someone says Washington, I assume they are referring to Washington DC, not the State of Washington, simply because we talk far more about the city than the state.

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