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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the expression in bold in the following sentence is common in your area?

    His book had good press.

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Default Re: have a good press

    Yes, it's pretty common in Br Eng as a standard phrase and I'm not aware of any regional variations to it.

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    Default Re: have a good press

    In America, it's more common as just "the book had good press," without any article.

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    Default Re: have a good press

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    In America, it's more common as just "the book had good press," without any article.
    Hmmm, interesting. Both sound pretty natural to me, I think you could get away without the article here in the UK too.

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