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Why use active voice in “Five killed as aircraft hits shopping centre”? [duplicate]

I think the five people were killed in the aircraft from this news. The headline is: Melbourne plane crash: Five killed as aircraft hits shopping centre Why use active voice rather than passive ...
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Passive Voice : Does it always have to have verb to be ? [duplicate]

I found this Headline article below : Lingerie Retailer Criticized for Image of Model That Appears to Be Edited Shouldn't retailer be "Retailer was Criticized" ? Thanks,
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Why in error messages verb 'be' is not used? [duplicate]

In the computer world error messages are written without verb 'be'. For example, file not found, file not exist, command not found, no such file or directory and so on. So why verb 'be'...
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The passive voice sentence without verb to be [duplicate]

I’m trying to figure out how to build passive voice sentence. So i’ve seen video by BBC that called “Lion attacked by pack of hyenas”. Is it wrong? Maybe it should be something like “Lion was attacked ...
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Ask Question or “Ask A Question”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do newspaper headlines use strange syntax rules? That is the question :-). This may be a nit-pick. But English Stack Exchange website button says "Ask Question". Isn't "...
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Why are news headlines in present tense if they refer to past events?

In news papers we see headings like this "India signs a pact with Russia" "Sachin hits another century" "Obama wins presidential election" These are completed events, aren't they? Then, ...
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“not found” or “is not found”

Why there is file not found access denied and so on everywhere, when it should be (as far as I know) the file was not found the access is denied I wonder which is actually correct? ...
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Dropping the subject from sentences

Consider this example: He got into the car. Started the engine, checked the mirrors. Stepped on the gas and headed down Main Street. Omitting the subject from a sentence isn't proper construction, ...
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Please use other door?

"Please use other door" signs are common. But would you ever say this? Or would you say "please use the other door"?
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Struggling to understand headlines that use ellipsis

I have trouble understanding headlines because they abuse ellipsis. Two examples: "Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan To Awkwardly Hug, High Five For Next Three Months" "Scores Dead as Fire Sweeps Through ...
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Omission of “and” in headlines

What is this phenomenon called? Is it common in all English-speaking countries?
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Does absence of articles in computer-related sentences look natural?

I'm a non-native speaker (actually from Russia) and for us the articles (a, an, the) came as a thing that we just have to adopt. We do not have not similar constructions in Russian. Menus I see in ...
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“Train approaching”

Is it correct? It's the message I see right before the metro/subway train shows up. Shouldn't it be "train is approaching" or "train approaches"?
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US news articles missing out “on” when referring to a day

When watching US television news or reading US news articles there is this affectation where instead of saying: "Spotify music-streaming service to launch in U.S. on Thursday" (CNN) or "...
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When to use articles and when not to? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please use other door? Is "Stick no bills" correct English? “train approaching” What's with syntax in newspaper headlines? Well, I know the basic rules about using ...

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