Headlines 2

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This is our second piece on how to write headlines in English. Please read the following examples carefully and get back to ask if you have any further questions.┬á 4. Headlines use infinitives to refer to future events. Incorrect:┬á TRUMP WILL VISIT FRANCE Correct:┬á┬á┬á┬á TRUMP TO VISIT FRANCE 5. Headlines often contain a string of nouns. Incorrect:┬á┬á LOCKOUT IS DECLARED AT A CAR PLANT OVER A LABOR DISPUTE Correct:┬á┬á┬á┬á┬á CAR PLANT LABOR DISPUTE LOCKOUT 6. Headlines often make use of […]

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How to Translate Company Milestones

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We occasionally translate company milestones contained under “About Us” pages of corporate websites. Translating milestones from Turkish into English requires management of verb tenses. Here is why. Although companies almost always prefer the simple past tense to describe these important dates in Turkish, Dragoman prefers the simple present tense to make these dates enticing to the reader.┬á This is also why┬áheadline┬ástatements are framed in the present┬átense. E.g.: 1944 – Borusan GrubuÔÇÖnun ilk ┼čirketi ─░stikbal Ticaret kuruldu. 1944 –┬á ─░stikbal Ticaret, […]

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