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    whose book is that = who wrote that book?

    Hi,

    Let's say that my friend reads a book and, when I asks her what she reads, she says, Black Skin White Masks. Not knowing who is its author, I ask, ''Whose book is that?''

    My question is: Can we say 'whose book is that' instead of 'who wrote that book?/who is the author?'

    I may be thinking in Turkish, which languge we can use that structure in the very same meaning.

    Thanks.

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    Re: whose book is that = who wrote that book?

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    My question is: Can we say 'whose book is that' instead of 'who wrote that book?/who is the author?'
    It's not very natural.

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    Re: whose book is that = who wrote that book?

    I am not a teacher.

    I would probably say something like, "Who's that by?"

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    Re: whose book is that = who wrote that book?

    "Whose book is that" could be an inquiry about possession rather than authorship.

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    Re: whose book is that = who wrote that book?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "Whose book is that" could be an inquiry about possession rather than authorship.
    And that would be my automatic interpretation. The authorship angle would not be first on my list.

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