A book became a movie.

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Nonn

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Japan - japanese
Hello! I am new here and I have a question.

I have a book that became a movie.
I have a book that was made into a movie.

Are both sentences ok? Does one sound better than the other?
 
  • perpend

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    American English
    Welcome, Nonn! :)

    I'd use the latter version, of your two versions.

    Also: My book was made into a movie.
     

    Nonn

    Senior Member
    Japan - japanese
    Thank you so much, perpend and Barque. :)

    Do you think "I have a book that became a movie " is wrong or just awkward?
     

    perpend

    Banned
    American English
    If you are the author, it's cool.

    Otherwise: I'm reading a book that became a movie.
     

    Language Hound

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    American English
    "I have a book that became a movie" sounds both very awkward and wrong to me.
    Depending on what you mean (you still haven't told us!), I would say either:
    I wrote a book that was made into a movie.
    Or: I'm reading a book that was made into a movie.

    Note that a book doesn't "become" a movie.
    (See below)
     
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    perpend

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    A book sometimes becomes a movie, in the sense that it is turned into one, or no, LH? :confused:
     

    Nonn

    Senior Member
    Japan - japanese
    I want to say I have the book, I own the book.

    Sometimes books (for example Harry Potter) become movies. Thank you perpend, that is what I want to say.

    Thank you. Now I know it doesn't sound natural to say "I have a book that became a movie."
     
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