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    Default Entitled vs titled

    Could someone explain to me the difference between "entitle" and "title"? Does it make a difference in the sentences below whether one uses "entitle" or "title"?

    "He entitled/titled the book...."

    "The book is entitled/titled...."

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    Default Re: Entitled vs titled

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Could someone explain to me the difference between "entitle" and "title"? Does it make a difference in the sentences below whether one uses "entitle" or "title"?

    "He entitled/titled the book...."

    "The book is entitled/titled...."

    Thanks a lot.
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Jasmin.

    (1) The only reason that I dare answer your question is that I have an

    authoritative source.

    (2) Mr. Bryan A. Garner, like you, is in the legal field.

    (3) Furthermore, his A DICTIONARY OF MODERN AMERICAN USAGE is considered by many people to be the American FOWLER.

    (4) This is what he says:

    (a) A book entitled Woe Unto You, Lawyers! (past-participal adjective)

    BUT

    (b) What are you going to title your article? NOT: What are you going to entitle your article? (Used as transitive verb)

    *****

    I understand that Mr. Garner has written some books on legal language. Perhaps a search on Google will give you some good leads.

    Have a nice day! Thanks again for forcing me to learn something that I hadn't known.

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    Default Re: Entitled vs titled

    I don't see any difference!

    The ADCE says they're synonyms.

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    Default Re: Entitled vs titled

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Jasmin.

    (1) The only reason that I dare answer your question is that I have an

    authoritative source.

    ...
    That point about being a teacher is that you learn not only to cite authority but to weigh it. Jasmin165 should see this thread: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...e-entitle.html

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