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I mastered the U.S. SAT English vocabulary book in less than two months.

I mastered U.S. SAT English vocabulary book in less than two months.

I mastered a U.S. SAT English vocabulary book in less than two months.

Do we need the article 'the' or 'a'?

'SAT English vocabulary book' is just an ordinary book which I can buy at a bookstore.

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    The, because it refers to a particular publication relating to the American SAT test. – Kate Bunting May 23 at 8:15
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You would use "a" or "the".

Probably "the" because I guess there is one particular publication that is the US SAT vocabulary book. Or the listener knows which book you mean

On the other hand, if this is actually a type of publication, and there are many different books that are all US SAT vocabulary books, it could be "a". Moreover, if you are not talking about a particular title, you'd be more likely to say "I mastered the vocabulary" and not "I mastered a vocabulary book". Since you are not learning the book, you are learning the words.

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