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Thread: English book

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    English book

    Hello there,

    Is it correct to say:

    1) I forgot to bring my English book. (Does this mean my English text book or a book written in the English Language). Is it better to say, I forgot to bring my English Language book.

    2) I forgot to bring my Economics book.

    3) In school, we always say, I forgot to bring my maths but it sounds funny if I say I forgot to bring my economics.

    Thank you.

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    Re: English book

    1 It is more likely to be your English Language book. It could be a book written in English, but it would imply that you only had one book in English, and from the context, I would assume that you meant a book to study English. You could also use the word textbook or coursebook to make it absolutely clear.
    2 Yes
    3 To me, I forgot my maths means that I can't remember what I was taught- I would say maths book.

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