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    #1

    the basketball team of

    My university is called Volgograd Socio-Pedagogical University. (By the way, would you use an article before this name?) Let's imagine that David is a student at Volgograd Socio-Pedagogical University. And he is a member of the university basketball team. Would the following sentences be correct?

    1) David plays on the Volgograd Socio-Pedagogical University basketball team.
    2) David plays on the basketball team of Volgograd Socio-Pedagogical University.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: the basketball team of

    The first is far more natural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: the basketball team of

    They both work equally well for me.

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    #4

    Re: the basketball team of

    My university is called Volgograd Socio-Pedagogical University.
    (Wow. There's a name that rolls right off the tongue. You couldn't keep it on your tongue if you tried! I'm trying to imagine how they work that name into the lyrics of the school song..... )

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    #5

    Re: the basketball team of

    My university is called Volgograd Socio-Pedagogical University.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jill Dorchester View Post
    (Wow. There's a name that rolls right off the tongue. You couldn't keep it on your tongue if you tried! I'm trying to imagine how they work that name into the lyrics of the school song..... )
    They avoid using it in the song. And I need to know if it's it better to use or not to use the article before it.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #6

    Re: the basketball team of

    It's not necessary to use the article.

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    #7

    Re: the basketball team of

    Quote Originally Posted by Jill Dorchester View Post
    (Wow. There's a name that rolls right off the tongue. You couldn't keep it on your tongue if you tried! I'm trying to imagine how they work that name into the lyrics of the school song..... )
    Our school song didn't contain the name of our school. It was an already existing song which the school chose to adopt as the school song. Sadly, I can still remember every long, dull verse of it (bear in mind I haven't had to sing it since 1985!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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