I was wondering if there is a better way of saying the following sentence:

I received the ABC scholarship at the PQR center at the University of Education.

I have seen this in many places, but I was hoping to have a better way if possible.

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    You could use of instead of the second at. The ABC Scholarship at the PQR Center of the University of Wherever. Jul 20, 2012 at 19:40
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    Or could use possessive, The ABC Scholarship at Whatever University's PQR Center. Choice depends in part on what you want to emphasize Jul 20, 2012 at 19:43
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    or just at the PQR center, University of Education. Jul 20, 2012 at 21:11

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The first thought that occurred to me was as suggested by John Lawler in a comment:

I received the ABC scholarship at the PQR center of the University of Education.

That would eliminate the repeated at. Another option you have (and this was suggested by jwpat7 here) is to say:

I received the ABC scholarship at the University's PQR center.

Note that it doesn't work as well with a name like University of Education; I would not suggest I received the ABC scholarship at the University of Education's PQR center.

  • Isn't the correct procedure to promote others' suggestions to a Community Wiki answer? Nov 29, 2016 at 10:43

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