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    Would you please tell what kinds of structures or phrases can be used for titiles for essays or books? In my opinion, we may have a complete statement, a question,a V-ing form, a noun phrase and even a prepositional phrase perhaps as titles for essays or books. How about an imperative? And how about an incomplete statement like "Say yes to a class lesson presented in an entertaining and enjoyable way"? I find this incomplete sentence being used as a titile a little bit strange, but I'm not sure of my judgement. It was used by some of my students in their final test of English writing.
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    Re: title forms

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    Would you please tell what kinds of structures or phrases can be used for titiles for essays or books? In my opinion, we may have a complete statement, a question,a V-ing form, a noun phrase and even a prepositional phrase perhaps as titles for essays or books. How about an imperative? And how about an incomplete statement like "Say yes to a class lesson presented in an entertaining and enjoyable way"? I find this incomplete sentence being used as a titile a little bit strange, but I'm not sure of my judgement. It was used by some of my students in their final test of English writing.
    Thanks in advance.
    Richard

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    There are no rules.
    As long as the title is to the point or eye-catching. Right? Thanks.

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    Re: title forms

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    As long as the title is to the point or eye-catching. Right? Thanks.
    Long book titles:
    "The History of the Wars of New-England with the Eastern Indians, or a Narrative of Their Continued Perfidy and Cruelty, From the 10th of August, 1703, To the Peace renewed 13th of July, 1713, And from the 25th of July, 1722, To their Submission 15th December, 1725, Which was ratified August 5th, 1726m" By Samuel Penhallow.


    The longest book title belongs to Nigel Tomm, whose book title consists of 3,999 characters (with spaces) or 670 words. The full title is:

    See here Newswire / Press Release: The Longest Book Title Now Belongs to Nigel Tomm - 'Selected Works of Nigel Tomm' - Books/Publishing/Newspapers - A&A+A | NewswireToday

    See also http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14565293
    "Z" is tied with the Fritz Lang movie M (1931) for the record for shortest movie title ever holds the record for the movie with the shortest title ...

    And the shortest Top 40 song title? It's a three-way tie between Prince & The New Power Generation's numerical hit 7, Xzibit's brief-and-to-the-point X and Loni Clark's txt msg title, U.

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    Your examples are really an eyeopener. Thanks.
    Richard

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