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    Default How to understand the article topic

    Hi,
    I saw the topic, Passenger Blamed Over City Bus Blaze, while reading the newspaper, could you pls tell me how to understand it, thanks!

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    Default Re: How to understand the article topic

    Quote Originally Posted by wuwei View Post
    Hi,
    I saw the topic, Passenger Blamed Over City Bus Blaze, while reading the newspaper, could you pls tell me how to understand it, thanks!
    In newspapers, articles and verb to be in headlines are usually left out.
    So, the complete sentence should be:
    (A) Passenger (Was) Blamed Over(For/On) (The) City Bus Blaze.
    (NAT)

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    Default Re: How to understand the article topic

    A passenger was blamed for the blaze on a bus in (Los Angeles - often the city in which the paper is published, as the citizens of that city would be most interested in such 'local' news, unless this was such a disaster it was reported nationwide. 'city' would be used as being much shorter and taking up less headline space than San Francisco, New York etc, and even shorter than 'local' when every letter counts.

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