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    Default "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    Do you think that "The Daughter of Baroness" nice and neat -- and common English -- as a book title? A freelance editor said me that I've used it incorrectly and my book is failed from the top title. But she didn't say the right form. What else I can say for it? Baroness' Daughter or The Daughter of the Baroness?
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    Default Re: "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Do you think that "The Daughter of Baroness" nice and neat -- and common English -- as a book title? A freelance editor said me that I've used it incorrectly and my book is failed from the top title. But she didn't say the right form. What else I can say for it? Baroness' Daughter or The Daughter of the Baroness?
    I would use "The Baroness' Daughter".


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    Default Re: "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    You definintely need an article. However, if she's the daughter of a Baroness, is she not also the daughter of the Baron?
    I think "The Baron's Daughter" is neater and avoids the messy Baroness's.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    Do you think that "The Daughter of Baroness" is nice and neat -- and common English -- as a book title? A freelance editor said told me that I've used it incorrectly and that my book title is incorrect is failed from the top title. but she didn't say tell me the right correct form. What else I can can I say for it call it? "Baroness' Daughter" or "The Daughter of the Baroness"?
    Your title is not correct English as it stands. You need one of the following:

    The Daughter of the Baroness
    The Daughter of a Baroness
    The Baroness' Daughter
    A Baroness' Daughter

    I have made some corrections to your post in red above.

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    Default Re: "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    No, her father is a penniless and adventurer Irishman. :D Only her mother is a Baroness. According to Dutch aristocrasy, a daughter or a son in a baronial family, borns with title. (not from the wikipedia but some North Europeans told me like that.) I mean, she was Baroness even when she was maiden.
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    Default Re: "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    What is difference with the "a" and "the"? The main character is the daugter, and the Baroness second main and important character. Reader will knows her well. Which should I use then? A or the?

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    Default Re: "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    Use "the."

    Unless other Baronesses will be in the story.

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    Default Re: "The Daughter of Baroness" as a title

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    No, her father is a penniless and adventurer Irishman Irish adventurer. Only her mother is a Baroness. According to In the Dutch aristocrascy, a daughter or a son in a baronial family, is borns with a title. (not from the wikipedia but some Northern Europeans told me like that.) I mean, she was a Baroness even when she was maiden though she was not married to a Baron.
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