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message 1: by SRC Moderator (last edited May 22, 2017 02:21PM) (new)

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10.8. "The (Fill In The Blank) Who..."
For this task find and read a book whose title/subtitle follows the formula "The (insert noun here) Who (insert verb here)...". Examples: The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Man Who Sold the Moon.

If there are interrupting words, the title/subtitle will not work.
The sequence must be as shown above - THE noun WHO verb. There can be NO adjectives between "the" and the noun, adverbs between "who" and the verb, or any other words that interrupt this sequence.


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3653 comments In your example of a title that will NOT work ...

"Was" is a verb and directly follows "Who"
I think the interrupting word is "little"
THE (little) GIRL WHO WAS ...


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Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 3653 comments I'd like to use:

The Dog Who Knew Too Much

THE (noun = DOG) WHO (verb = KNEW)


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Book Concierge wrote: "In your example of a title that will NOT work ...

"Was" is a verb and directly follows "Who"
I think the interrupting word is "little"
THE (little) GIRL WHO WAS ..."


I had an old school English teacher who believed that a linking verb was incomplete without the linked word.


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JennRenee wrote: "Do either of these work The Girl Who Fell

Those Who Fight Monsters: Tales of Occult Detectives"


The first works, the second doesn't because "those" is a pronoun, not a noun.


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Book Concierge wrote: "I'd like to use:

The Dog Who Knew Too Much

THE (noun = DOG) WHO (verb = KNEW)"


yes


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message 12: by Sandy (last edited May 20, 2017 08:13PM) (new)

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Lusie wrote: "I found some book on my tbr that will work for this. I'll read one of them :)

All work, but note that The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making is childrens book, so you will need to follow the rules for the use of childrens books in the SRC.



message 13: by Lusie (last edited May 20, 2017 10:56PM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) Thanks, I hadn't noticed it was a childrens book. Thanks for letting me know!


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Bryony (bryony46) | 362 comments I'm not quite sure if the prohibition on interrupting words only applies to the verb, so could I ask if The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared would work for this, please?


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Kim wrote: "Please confirm that these are ok:

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

[book:Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold ..."


The first works. The second doesn't because of the interrupting adjectives "The (Black Women) Mathematicians Who....."


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Bryony wrote: "I'm not quite sure if the prohibition on interrupting words only applies to the verb, so could I ask if The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared would ..."

Nope - interrupting adjective.


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Christine wrote: "I'm a little confused, so could you please confirm if these books will work?

She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth
[book:The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut'..."


yes


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Pia wrote: "Will any of these books work?

The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea
The Girl Who Was Taken

The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids (Amra Thetys, #1) by Michael McClung
[book:The Thief Who ..."


yes.


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Pia | 1073 comments Sandy wrote: "Pia wrote: "Will any of these books work?

The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea
The Girl Who Was Taken

The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble's Braids (Amra Thetys, #1) by Michael McClung
[book:Th..."


Great. Thanks!


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message 27: by Bryony (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 362 comments Thanks Sandy. I might try The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by the same author then.


message 28: by Sandy (new)

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Bryony wrote: "Thanks Sandy. I might try The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden by the same author then."

that would work


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Brooke | 819 comments Would Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook work since in the subtitle it is "people who cook?"


message 30: by Katie (new)

Katie | 241 comments I think it would be helpful to add additional information in the task description for the book that doesn't fit the task, that The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches also doesn't fit because of the interrupting adjective in the the noun phrase.


message 31: by SRC Moderator (new)

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Brooke wrote: "Would Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook work since in the subtitle it is "people who cook?""

yes, since it has the phrase "the noun who verb."


message 32: by Brooke (new)

Brooke | 819 comments SRC Moderator wrote: "Brooke wrote: "Would Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook work since in the subtitle it is "people who cook?""

yes, since it has the phrase "t..."


I thought so but wanted to double check. Thanks!!


message 33: by Trish (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 2456 comments Presumably, pretty much any of Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." books would work? https://www.goodreads.com/series/4101...


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Trish wrote: "Presumably, pretty much any of Lilian Jackson Braun's "The Cat Who..." books would work? https://www.goodreads.com/series/4101..."

looks as if they would, in general. I haven't looked at the whole list, to see if any adverbs sneaked it!


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Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments Would either of these work? Thanks.

The Prince Who Loved Me

The Couple who Fooled the World


message 36: by Sandy (new)

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Hina wrote: "Would either of these work? Thanks.

The Prince Who Loved Me

The Couple who Fooled the World"


either would work


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Hina (hinaj) | 737 comments Sandy wrote: "Hina wrote: "Would either of these work? Thanks.

The Prince Who Loved Me

The Couple who Fooled the World"

either would work"


Thanks Sandy!


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Manda wrote: "Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Would this work?"


yes


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