I would like to say 24 of this book title but i'm not sure if it's grammatically correct.

For example, I have a book titled "Lord of the ring". How would I say I want 20 of that in a letter.

Is it correct if I use "20 books of Lord of the ring"?

  • 16
    20 copies of Lord of the Rings.
    – Andrew Leach
    Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 8:57
  • Just to expand on Andrew's (correct) comment - "20 books" would normally refer to 20 completely different books, ie 20 different titles. Commented Apr 29, 2016 at 9:04
  • You want 20 of the titles, or 20 of the books?
    – Matt C
    Commented Apr 30, 2016 at 3:59

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I think that you are suggesting you would like 20 physical copies of the book. I also think that you are talking about "The Lord of the Rings", not "Lord of the Ring". My answer changes if you do mean "Lord of the Ring".

Here's how I would say that I would like 20 copies of the book, "The Lord of the Rings":

20 copies of "The Lord of the Rings".

If the book title wasn't easily recognizable as a title, then I would add in "the book" to my sentence:

20 copies of the book "Lord of the Ring"

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