I want to know which of the following sentences are right. say, It's an instruction that a teacher gives. there are several books so the teacher has to refer to one specific book.

I've heard '' page 1 of the book''. but I'm not sure.

  • 1-A) Please review unit 1 of (the) English Result/Workbook

  • 1-B) Please review unit 1 in (the) English Result/Workbook

  • 2-A) Please do the exercises on pages 20,21 of (the) English Result/Workbook

  • 2-B) Please do the exercises on pages 20,21 in (the) English Result/Workbook

1 Answer 1


All your sentences are correct and understandable.

The use of the indicates there is a specific "English Result/Workbook" which everyone understands what it is.

The use of either of or in is appropriate in your cases.

  • Thanks. English Result is our course book so everybody knows what I'm talking about and there's only one English Result and only one Work Book. In this case, should I use ''the''?
    – Masih K
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 19:12
  • Yes, "the English ResultWorkbook" is correct. If you had a pile of the books on a table and each student would need to grab one to use it then "one of the English Result / Workbooks" / "an English Result / Workbook" would be appropriate.
    – Peter
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 19:22
  • I found a sentence that read '' chapter one of Sophie's World'' so I thought maybe we shouldn't use ''the'' with books' names. Is it right?
    – Masih K
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 19:31
  • One would not usually add "the" to a title. The title is a specific case of a name and will usually already have "the" in it.
    – Peter
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 19:34
  • ''English Result'' is the title like ''Sophie's World'' and they don't have ''the'' in their names. that's why I think I shouldn't add ''the''. I'm confused!
    – Masih K
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 19:42

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