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    What does this mean?

    Today, I saw an advertisement on usingenglish.com as follows.

    Written a book?

    What does this mean? Because

    There is no helping verb and pronoun before the word "written".

    How to understand such a short sentences?
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    Re: What does this mean?

    (Have you) written a book?

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    Re: What does this mean?

    In headlines, titles and other places where a full sentence isn't absolutely necessary, you will see this kind of construction.

    An advert for a restaurant might start "Feeling Hungry?" Of course, it means "Are you feeling hungry?"
    A document helping you to fix your computer could start "Computer viruses driving you crazy?" This means "Are computer viruses driving you crazy?"
    At a nightclub in my town, there is a permanent sign outside reading "Wanna boogie?!" This means "Do you want to boogie?" or "Do you want to dance?"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: What does this mean?

    A better thread title would have been Written a book?

    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed. (Avoid phrases like "HELP!", "Urgent!", "translation please", "What does this mean?" "how do I say this", "I'm new" and similar expressions.)
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