Yesterday I got "The Telehraph" newspaper and was examining the puzzles section when caught a sentence: "Solutions published tomorrow". Is this a correct construction? Or maybe newspaper's slang?


This is an example of JOURNALESE.

According to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary



: a style of writing held to be characteristic of newspapers

In newspaper headlines it's typical to use the Past Participle for traditional passive constructions (in your case: ''published'' instead of 'will be published') or the bare Infinitive for traditional active constructions (for example: the headline ''President visit Germany tomorrow'' instead of 'The President will visit Germany tomorrow').

  • Much more common would be “president to visit Germany tomorrow, no? That is, the full infinitive. Otherwise writers would normally make that “visits.” – ChristopherE Feb 3 at 15:48

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