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Headlines of news paper articles

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  1. 1. PASSIVE VOICE is very common in newspaper headlines, usually dropping the verb BE: «objects seen» instead of «objects were seen»
  2. 2. The PRESENT SIMPLE is used to show immediacy and add impact.
  3. 3. In «Policeman Critical» the verb BE is dropped, together with GRAMMAR words like the or a. TO+Infinitive is used to announce future events, dropping the verb BE and the word going: «Panel to look into law change» SUBJECTS are also dropped if unnecessary: «PM says (he) can...»
  4. 4. PUNS (plays on words), RHYMES, POP CULTURE REFERENCES and ALLITERATION (repetition of a sound) make headlines more catchy.