QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language


Dave Carr, an Owen Sound, Ontario, reader, writes:

When writing about 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, should we always capitalize the word ‘the,’ as in, The White House?”
No. It is “the White House.”
Only on occasion  does a proper name include a “the,” as in The Ohio State University.
Or the rock guitarist The Edge.
Who came to us from U2.
Which is not The U2.
Which isn’t to mention the rock band The The.
Which reminds QT of another band: Was (Not Was).
Which isn’t anymore.

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