Would you use AN or THE?
I want to make a reference to A.Hailey's book 'Hotel'.
I want to say in my cover letter - I always wanted to work in a hotel inspired by an/the A.Hailey's book.
So is it AN or THE book?
ps. im not a native speaker
darn..i had another question here and i accidentally deleted it. sorry to those two guys who answered the question and thank you.
- Randy PLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
"An" is wrong here. You could use "the" but you would phrase it this way without the possessive:
"I always wanted to work in a hotel inspired by the A. Hailey book."
or this way with the possessive but without an article:
"I always wanted to work in a hotel inspired by A. Hailey's book."
- MsBittnerLv 71 decade ago
Oops, mis-read the question. Let me start over.
Since Alex Hailey only wrote one novel named "Hotel," you'd write: I always wanted to work in a hotel, since I was inspired by the Alex Hailey book.
- 1 decade ago
If they are more then 2 books you should say "an" and specific the book. If it's only one book you should say "the".