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Language tip of the week: book

Learn English with Macmillan DictionaryIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on areas of English which learners find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc.

This week’s language tip helps with other ways of saying book:

novel a book that tells a story
textbook a book you study at school, college, or university
manual a book of instructions
cookery book a book of instructions for cooking
guidebook a book for tourists
biography a book about someone’s life
autobiography a book about your own life
notebook a book you can write in, with empty pages
hardback a book with a hard cover
paperback a book with a thick paper cover

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