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    E-reader

    Can we use all of these nouns to avoid repeating the word "e-book reader"?

    1)E-reader
    2)E-book reader
    3)Digital book reader
    4)Electronic book reader
    5)Reader

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    Re: E-reader

    I find only "e-reader" common and natural in BrE. 1-4 would be understandable but not #5.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: E-reader

    #5 is suggested by a native English teacher.

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    Re: E-reader

    The teacher could be a speaker of a different variant. I too would use e-reader, though in context, #5 would also make sense to me.

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    Re: E-reader

    I have a kindle, and that's how I always refer to it. You may similarly find that people use brand names to refer to their digital book readers.

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    Re: E-reader

    Quote Originally Posted by sania-baharat View Post
    #5 is suggested by a native English teacher.
    Ems and I disagree with that teacher.

    Out of context, we'd probably not be understood if we said 'For Christmas, I'm hoping to get cigars, a new sink plunger, a reader and a box of Black Magic'.

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    Re: E-reader

    That's going to be the strangest wish list Santa's ever received when you post it off to the North Pole next week, Piscean!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Nov-2017 at 14:47.
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    Re: E-reader

    That's my Christmas list—not Piscean's.

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    Re: E-reader

    Oops, sorry Rover. I think I saw Piscean's "like" and then wrote his username!
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    Re: E-reader

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I have a kindle, and that's how I always refer to it. You may similarly find that people use brand names to refer to their digital book readers.
    Or in general- people can google things on Microsoft Edge. The strongest brand often crosses across brands.

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