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    #1

    I found it to be excellent? Which one is correct?

    1) I read your new book and found that it was excellent.
    2) I read your new book and found it to be excellent.
    3) I read your new book and found it excellent.

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    #2

    Re: I found it to be excellent? Which one is correct?

    They are all correct.

    My preference is for #3.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: I found it to be excellent? Which one is correct?

    As Rover said, they're all correct. I find all of them rather formal and a little unnatural. Whether a book is excellent or not is rather subjective so to say that you "found" it [to be] excellent sounds more like a statement of fact than an opinion. I would use:

    I read your book and thought it was excellent.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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