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    #1

    Using "In" or "Of"?

    Which one is the correct sentence?
    1. Can anyone recommended a good book on the Mesopotamian campaign in World War I?
    2. Can anyone recommended a good book on the Mesopotamian campaign of World War I?

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    #2

    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    Delete the final d of 'recommended' and they are both correct.

    They mean the same.

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    #3

    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    I am not a teacher.

    And delete the final e while you're about it.

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    #4

    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    You can negate the problem of the preposition completely by saying:

    Can anyone recommend a good book on World War I's Mesopotamia campaign?

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

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    #5

    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can negate the problem of the preposition completely by saying:

    Can anyone recommend a good book on World War I's Mesopotamia campaign?

    Why remove "the" before "World War I"?

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    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    We don't use "the" before World War I.

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    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    Why remove "the" before "World War I"?
    I would not use an article before an expression ending in a number, but I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    It's OK in 'The Jackson Five' and 'The Secret Seven' etc, Matthew.

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    Re: Using "In" or "Of"?

    It is OK in them because the number refers to the number of people/things involved instead of the number in a series.
    Am I right or wrong? Not a teacher.

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