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Dear Ted:

Do you say, "the book cover" or "the cover of the book"?

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

Again, many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Do you say, "the book cover" or "the cover of the book"?

If both are possible, do they mean the same thing?

*** They are both used, and they mean exactly the same thing.  Most people
prefer "the book cover," because it is shorter.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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