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    #1

    the same as in the other five books / the same as that of the other five books

    Hi,

    *self-made sentences*

    1- I would like to point out that the main point in this book is the same as in the other five books.
    2- I would like to point out that the main point in this book is the same as the other five books.
    3- I would like to point out that the main point in this book is the same as the other five books's.
    4- I would like to point out that the main point in this book is the same as that of the other five books.

    I cannot decide which one is correct. I think sentences 1 and 3 are OK but I am not sure.

    Thanks.

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    Re: the same as in the other five books / the same as that of the other five books

    Of the four options I'd use #1.

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    #3

    Re: the same as in the other five books / the same as that of the other five books

    Yes, definitely. I like that it repeats the in. We call it parallel construction or parallelism.

    Good question!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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