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    (the) school, park, (proper name)

    1.He is playing in Hyde Park.
    2. He is graduated from Newton High School.
    3. He is playing in the Hyde Park.
    4. He is graduated from the Newton High School.

    Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: (the) school, park, (proper name)

    Neither 3 or 4 works.

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    Re: (the) school, park, (proper name)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Neither 3 or 4 works.
    Did you mean neither 3 NOR 4 works?
    Last edited by sitifan; 31-Dec-2015 at 18:35.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #4

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    Yes. If you wish to use "nor", don't capitalize it.

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    #5

    Re: (the) school, park, (proper name)

    Is it correct to say 'the High School of Newton'?

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    Re: (the) school, park, (proper name)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Is it correct to say 'the High School of Newton'?
    It sounds unnatural to me.

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    #7

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    Newton High School sounds much more natural to me.

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    #8

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    Do you find 'the University of Hong Kong' unnatural? It is in my city.

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    #9

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    No- university names are commonly either Xxxx University or the University of Xxxx, but this is not the case with most schools.

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    #10

    Re: (the) school, park, (proper name)

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you find 'the University of Hong Kong' unnatural?
    No, but 'the High School of Prague' is unnatural.

    (Cross-posted with Tdol)

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