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Offline AlexeiZverev

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« on: June 9, 2013, 19:45 »
Good day.
At BBC site I often see headers containing strange constructions:
e. g.: "Ford to recall 465,000 vehicles to fix possible fuel leak" (link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22763338)
I find it similar with "Ford recalls ... etc".
Why BBC and other newspapers use this constructions instead of ordinar Verb+s?
Thanks!

Offline Sirko

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« Reply #1on: June 10, 2013, 00:11 »
http://esl.about.com/od/intermediatereading/a/newsheadlines.htm

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The infinitive form refers to the future. For example:
Mayor to Open Shopping Mall = The mayor is going to open a new shopping mall.

Ford to recall=Ford is going to recall

Why?  2max info@ltd space

Offline AlexeiZverev

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« Reply #2on: June 11, 2013, 17:01 »
Thanks a lot :)

« Reply #3on: March 28, 2014, 01:41 »
Ford to recall=Ford is going to recall
more like: "Ford is to recall"
肏! Τίς πέπορδε;

Offline Sirko

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« Reply #4on: March 31, 2014, 22:37 »
Ford to recall=Ford is going to recall
more like: "Ford is to recall"

more like: "Ford will recall"

 

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