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    a series or ???

    is it ok if we write A SERIES OF BOOKS??

    while as i know that A si followed by a singular noun
    and how 'bout SERIES of BOOKS, it's a double plural noun.

    thx 4 the explanation..


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    Re: a series or ???

    One of the definitions for "series" is as follows:

    A succession of usually continuously numbered issues or volumes of a publication, published with related authors or subjects and similar formats.
    A series of articles
    A series of papers
    A series of books or--in publishing--a book series

    Note the last example, "a book series", 'book' is singular because it functions as an adjective. Only nouns takes plural -s.

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