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a. Jane is reading a mystery novel again.

b. Jane is reading another mystery novel again.

c. Jane is reading the same mystery novel again.

Are the above sentences grammatically correct?

Do they make sense?

Which of them have the meaning

  1. Jane is reading another mystery novel

?

Which have the meaning

  1. Jane is rereading a mystery novel

?

Many thanks.

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Jane is reading a mystery novel again

The indefinite article shows that Jane is reading some novel, but the genre is mystery. And, this is not the first time she's doing that.

Jane is reading another mystery novel again

This looks confusing to me. It could have been better without again. Why? Because it seems redundant.

Jane is reading the same mystery novel again

...is loud and clear. Say: she read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and now she's again reading the same.

  • Thank you Maulik V. The question now is whether (a) could be used if she were reading a novel for the second time. – azz Dec 25 '19 at 21:46

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