[Vocabulary] halls of residence or halls of residences?

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englishhobby

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Which variant is correct?

1. The students live in the University halls of residences.
2. The students live in the University halls of residence.



 

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2. is correct. But don't capitalise 'university'.
 

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Maybe it's a regional difference, but in AmE I'd expect to hear 'university residence halls'.

I can't decide if 'halls of residence' sounds like a mangled word order, or merely pompous.

Let me gather my pipe and smoking jacket, and dwell upon it.
 

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I'm used to hearing "hall of fame" which makes "hall of residence" sound overtly formal.
 

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"Halls of residence" is natural and common in BrE.
 
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