What word order must be used when referring things like functions, vectors, roads, etc. For example, for a road or a function named "A":

  • I'm going to take ['A' road or road 'A'].

  • See [function 'A' or 'A' function].

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For roads you are referring to the name of the road, The word road may be part of the name, or it may not

I'm going to take Park Road.
I'm going to take Comely Lane.
I'm going to take the B2112. (not B2112 road)

In a paper, the word "function" &c. precedes its name or number

See equation (1)
Q2 (short for question two)
Figure 4.3 shows this relationship.

  • There are exceptions however... The word, "highway" usually comes before a numbered highway, "Highway 99" and after a named highway, "Pacific Highway."
    – DoWhileNot
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 22:37
  • That is true in some dialects. But "the M25 motorway" would be the usual order (or just M25 when the context is clear)
    – James K
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 22:58

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