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    #1

    Articles

    Could anyone suggest any clues as to the use of articles in the following sentence: I’ve read … book called “… History of … Russian Architecture”?


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    Smile Re: Articles

    I've read the book entitled The History of Russian Architecture.
    There is only one such book, so "the book" is proper. The author may think it is the definitive history, so he or she may have called it "The" History.


    I've read the book entitled A History of Russian Architecture.
    More modestly, the author may just claim that this is one rendition of the history of R.A. -- it is just "a" history, from the author's viewpoint. There may be other "histories" by other art historians.

    I've read a book entitled "History of Russian Architecture."

    Or you may just want to emphasize that you've read a book.... some book. Also correct.

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    #3

    Thumbs up Re: Articles

    Thanks a lot for the clues you've rendered, Ebb. Now the time has come for the Russian roulette for the sentence was from a control work which presupposes only one variant, alas. I'm triggering #1 hoping to survive...
    Also, driven by the variety of choices you've rendered, Ebb, I wonder if a blend of #1 and #3 would be possible too: I've read a book called "the History of Russian Architecture"?


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    Re: Articles

    Absolutely. Sounds fine. Just about all the permutations work, I think.

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    Lightbulb Re: Articles

    Thanks again, ebb

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