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    Smile outside reading

    Students' books are usually categorized into textbooks, reference books, and those for outside reading.


    Is it better to substitute outside readings for the words in bold?
    Which is more colloquial for a native speaker?
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    Re: outside reading

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    Either is fine; I sense no difference (but do you mean 'colloquial'?-- that is spoken or casual written English, but the rest of your sentence seems more formal). For the sake of parallelism, I would choose 'outside readings'.
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    Smile Re: outside reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    Either is fine; I sense no difference (but do you mean 'colloquial'?-- that is spoken or casual written English, but the rest of your sentence seems more formal). For the sake of parallelism, I would choose 'outside readings'.
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    Thanks, Mister Micawber, for the feedback. I guess I get the idea.

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