01. I'd like to meet the [author] of this book. She must be a fascinating person to talk to.
02. Mark Twain is one of this country's most celebrated [authors].
03. According to the [authors], the book is based on fact.
04. We got our book signed by the [author] when we bought it.
05. Dr. Spock [authored] a number of popular books on childraising in the 50s and 60s.
06. She [authored] a couple of books under a different name before writing her first best-seller.
07. Muslims believe that the Koran was not [authored] by Muhammad or any other human being, but by God Himself.
08. The [authors] of the study hope their research findings will help prevent others from dying of the disease.
09. G. K. Chesterton once said that a good novel tells us the truth about its hero, but a bad novel tells us the truth about its [author].
10. Benjamin Disraeli once said that an [author] who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
11. The [author] of the Harry Potter books has become one of the richest writers in the world.
12. The [authorship] of the book is in question, as it is now believed that the novel may have been copied from a story written about five years previous.
13. He was the [author] of his own firing, by continually coming to work drunk.
14. The [author] of the book I'm reading lives just down the street from my parents.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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