Your sentence is not the full-sentence equivalent of the headline?
The headline doesn't say the find was made by scientists. In fact, I understand the find was actually made by a boy.
But the main point is that you cannot change the meaning of the headline.
Last edited by 2006; 17-Apr-2010 at 04:29.
Newspaper headlines can be particularly difficult to read, as English verbs can easily turn into nouns. You need some getting-used-to.
I'm going to write the headline with synonyms:
Fossil Find Sheds Light on 'Early Evolutionary Steps' >
Fossil Discovery Provides an Explanation for 'Early Evolutionary Steps' OR
Fossil Discovery Makes 'Early Evolutionary Steps' Easier to Understand.
I hope it's helped. :)
Last edited by cashernandes; 17-Apr-2010 at 18:39. Reason: Changing 'Early Evolutionary' to 'Early Evolutionary STEPS', as I hadn't realised it was there; particually" > particularly
'Early Evolutionary ' is wrong.
The original title is fine or this:
Fossil find sheds light on early evolution (theory of early evolution, this is).
Headlines should be short, remember?
I don't understand why inverted commas were used 'early evolution steps', though.