In my book

Mr Bones

Senior Member
España - Español
Hello, I'd like to know how often you use the expression "in my book", "in his book", etc., to mean "in my/his/her opinion". Is it current AE/BE nowadays? Is it formal, informal or neutral?

Thank you very much. Mr Bones.
 
  • Sabelotodo

    Senior Member
    English, United States
    "In my book" is also widely used in the United States, and it's fine for casual or somewhat formal speech, but I wouldn't use it for formal writing.

    I don't think I've ever heard "in his/her/their book." To me that sounds a little odd, although perfectly understandable.
     

    Mr Bones

    Senior Member
    España - Español
    Hello, Sabelotodo. Thank you. I read In her book once. I learnt the expression then, in fact. Cheers, Bones.

    And of course Madam is over the moon. In her book if you can’t get compared with the Queen Mother the Virgin Mary’s the next best thing’ (A chip in the sugar, Allan Bennett).
     
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