Reply to "Article usage in "X wrote a book entitled XYZ.""

Hi, Alexey86,

Before mentioning the title of the book or song, you would say "a":

X wrote a book.

The title (which defines the book) is only added afterwards:

X wrote a book entitled "YYY."

BUT

- "YYY," the book written by X, was published last year.

The same happens with similar noun phrases:

When I was at school I had a friend called John.
- He married young woman called Jane.

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