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    the syllabus of the students of St John's school", which was written in 1800's

    "Three Men In A Boat" was the part of the syllabus of the students of St John's school", which was written in 1800's (Is it correct to say this?).

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    Re: the syllabus of the students of St John's school", which was written in 1800's

    Only if you want it mean that St John's School was written in the​ 1800s. Try a different word order.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the syllabus of the students of St John's school", which was written in 1800's

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Only if you want it mean that St John's School was written in the​ 1800s. Try a different word order.
    "Three Men In A Boat" book was the part of the syllabus of the students of St John's school. This book was written in the 1800's (Is it correct to say this?).

    We should be pronouncing 1800s as "eighteen hundreds". Am I correct?

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    Re: the syllabus of the students of St John's school", which was written in 1800's

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    The book "Three Men In A Boat" book was the part of the syllabus of the students of at St John's School. This book It was written in the 1800's. (Is it correct to say this?).

    We should be pronouncing 1800s as "eighteen hundreds". Am I correct?
    See above.

    We don't say "book title + book". We say "Three Men in a Boat", "Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome" or "The book Three Men in a Boat. The title should be marked out in some way. You did it with quotation marks. You can do it with italics instead.

    Given that most people have heard of the book you're talking about, you might be able to get away without identifying it as a book but with lesser-known books, you would need to make it clear.

    You could shorten your piece even more by starting with "The book "Three Men in a Boat", written in the 1800s, was part ..."

    Yes, it's pronounced "the eighteen hundreds".

    It would be more common to give the exact year of publication. That's really easy to find out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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