# English

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How do you spend your money?
- I spend my money on _______.

1. novel books, poem books, essay books
2. novels, poems, essays.

(In the blank, which ones are suitable, #1 or #2? Thank you.)

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#2 because novels are books

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2 is correct; 1 is not.

A couple of alternatives for #1, however, are these, but they're awkward:

... books of poems.
... books of essays.

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# 2 is better.

It would be better to say:

I spend my money on books which include novels, poems, and essays.

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Thank you.
What about storybooks, science books, or history books?

1. I spent my money on story.
2. I spent my money on storybooks.

(Which one do I have to use?)

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In this case, #2 is correct.

There are different types of books, of course. Collections that have stories, poems, drama, etc., in them are called anthologies.

Science and history books are usually (but not always) textbooks.

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