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    What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    Fossil Find Sheds Light on 'Early Evolutionary Steps'

    This is a title of a report.
    What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

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    Re: What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by kolooko View Post
    Fossil Find Sheds Light on 'Early Evolutionary Steps'

    This is a title of a report.
    What this sensence wouldshould this sentence be if it was a normal sentence?
    I think the 'steps' should be omitted and the inverted commas are not required.

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    Re: What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    No, you can't say "Fossil Find Sheds Light on 'Early Evolutionary'.

    (The)(This) fossil find sheds light on (the)(man's) early evolutionary steps.

    What would this sentence be if it were a normal sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kolooko View Post
    Fossil Find Sheds Light on 'Early Evolutionary Steps'

    This is a title of a report.
    What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?
    The report seems to be about a new discovery on early evolution of mankind. So the title can be expressed in a complete sentence as:

    A Fossil recently found by scientists sheds light on early evolutionary steps of mankind.


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    Question Re: What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    I had a grammar mistake in the question. I'm dissapointed.

    Anyway, the report really exists, which was not written by me.

    I didn't think this is a grammatical sentence(?), so I wondered about its meaning.

    I should have called it a headline?


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    Re: What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    The report seems to be about a new discovery on early evolution of mankind. So the title can be expressed in a complete sentence as:

    A Fossil recently found by scientists sheds light on early evolutionary steps of mankind.

    Probably I wanted to know this kind of thing.

    In this sentence, "find" isn't verb, is it? Shed(s) is verb, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kolooko View Post
    Probably I wanted to know this kind of thing.

    In this sentence, "find" isn't verb, is it? Shed(s) is verb, right?
    shed’ is the verb of the sentence. ‘Find’ is also a verb but in the sentence, its past participle form (found) is used as an adjective to modify the noun ‘Fossil’, Its position in the headline acts as a hinting word.


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    Re: What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    Find's position means it is used as an adjective, which would be in past participle form. I see.

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by kolooko View Post
    Find's position means it is used as an adjective, which would be in past participle form. I see.

    Thank you very much!
    No, 'find' is used as as noun which means a discovery, as in 'archeological find'.
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    Re: What this sensence would be if it was a normal sentence?

    No, you can't say "Fossil Find Sheds Light on 'Early Evolutionary'.



    I meant the word 'step' is not a good term to use when you talk about evolution. Evolution is a very gradual process over a long period of time. It is not a step-by-step process. Of course you can't take away 'steps' and leave the two words dangling.

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