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  1. Yourjones
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    Are the books tied up?

    Hi,

    Can I say "The books are tied up with plastic string. If you want to untie them, you need to pull the end of string because it is a the slip knot"?

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    tied up, string, the end of the string

    Thanks.
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    #2
    I'd use "tied together". Note that you have a double article before "slip knot" - you used "a the". The indefinite article is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3
    Add 'the' after 'end of' in your sentence as well as in your doubts list.

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    I​ missed that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5
    They're tied together with a ribbon.

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    #6
    And you could say the ends of the string.

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    #7
    No 'a' before 'plastic'?

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    #8
    No.

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