I asked a question based on a book.
section 126.96.36.199 of book "Machine Learning - A Probabilistic Perspective"
in this case, should I say "section 188.8.131.52 of book... " or "section 184.108.40.206 of
the book ..."?
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You would not say:
…section 220.127.116.11 of book Machine Learning…
At very least, it would have to be:
…section 18.104.22.168 of the book Machine Learning…
But in this specific context, where you are citing a publication, you could also simply have:
…section 22.214.171.124 of Machine Learning…
In fact this last form is perhaps the most common, and it’s certainly how I would write it.
You should use the book as it is a specific book and not any old book.
the definite article (PARTICULAR) used before a noun to refer to a particular thing because it is clear which thing is intended:Link to C.E.D.