I came across the following expression, "Further bulletins as events warrant," when reading Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. I googled it but cannot find out what it means. I just don't understand the structure of it. Here, "warrant" is a verb?

  • Could you link us to the original strip so we can get the context right? – BladorthinTheGrey Oct 22 '16 at 9:04
  • haha came here for the exact same strip. Here's the link: gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2016/10/22 – muetzenflo Oct 22 '16 at 10:07
  • It's radio/TV speak. It means "We will resume our regular programming but will break in with any new news about the ongoing situation." – Hot Licks Oct 22 '16 at 12:13
  • Thank you so much for paraphrasing the expression, which made it easier for me to understand what Calvin means by using the expression! – maple1345 Oct 23 '16 at 4:56

Yes, warrant is a verb here, in the meaning of justify or necessitate. Further bulletins will be issued if and when required by future events.

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  • Thank you so much for answering my question. Now I clearly understand why Calvin uses the expression when leaving as well as the meaning of the expression! – maple1345 Oct 23 '16 at 4:56

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