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    #1

    the book about medical malpractice

    Which are correct:
    1-The book you liked about medical malpractice was published.
    2-The book about medical malpractice you liked was published.

    3-The book you that liked about medical malpractice was published.
    4-The book about medical malpractice that you liked was published.
    The book which was about medical malpractice and which you liked was published.

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    #2

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    In #3, change 'you that' to 'that you' and they are all correct grammatically.

    However, they all seem to be incomplete, needing to continue with something like '...by OUP in 2011'.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    I think ending the sentences with "was published" is perfectly natural. I have written several books and I was happy that they were published...by anyone. Many people say. "My book was just published."

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    #4

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;

    It seems to be contradictory to say that you liked some book before you read it and it's hard to read a book before it was published; unless you work in publishing business.
    Anyway it's a guess work.....
    perhaps we could replace the "you liked" with "you would like" and then no need to continue with anything and no need for publishing business.

    Cheers

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    #5

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    Jaskin, it could easily have been someone who reviewed the book prior to publishing.

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    #6

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    I thought that someone who review books prior to publishing in a way works in publishing business.

    is there any difference in meaning between them two sentences ?
    1) It seems to be contradictory to say that you liked some book before you read it and it's hard to read a book before it was published; unless you work in publishing business.
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    2) It seems to be contradictory to say that you liked some book before you read it and unless you work in publishing business it's hard to read a book before it was published.

    Is there any way of making that into two sentences or is it readable as it is ?
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    #7

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    I review books before they are published and I am not in the publishing business.

    Your sentence would be better as:

    It seems to be contradictory to say that you liked some book before you read it; unless you work in publishing business it's hard to read a book before it is published.

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    #8

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I think ending the sentences with "was published" is perfectly natural. I have written several books and I was happy that they were published...by anyone. Many people say. "My book was just published."
    True, but Rover was talking about the sentences which navi posted, not making a general statement. I agree with Rover that, as they stand, they seem incomplete. In the right context, they could be fine.

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    #9

    Re: the book about medical malpractice

    Thank you all.

    I would say that Mike and Rover are both correct. I had in mind the situation Mike mentions, but as I did not provide any context, it would be somewhat difficult to figure out what I meant. Like Mike, I have worked in the publishing business. I guess that makes the sentences comprehensible to us. We automatically find the right context for them!

    Gratefully,
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