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    NewHope is offline Senior Member
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    Which one is the best?

    Which one is the best?

    (1) Beauties bath in public for shop debut

    (2) Bathing show of beauties for store debut

    (3) Chicks show off their showers in the open on the opening ceremony.

    (4) On business opening day, beauties were hired to take shower for attraction on the street in the day.

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    My (emended) choice:

    'Beauties bathe in public for shop opening'

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    Re: Which one is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Which one is the best?

    (1) Beauties bath in public for shop debut

    (2) Bathing show of beauties for store debut

    (3) Chicks show off their showers in the open on the opening ceremony.

    (4) On business opening day, beauties were hired to take shower for attraction on the street in the day.
    What about?

    Opening day raises the curtain on bathing beauties
    Bathing beauties on display opening day

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    Thanks.

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    Re: Which one is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by NewHope
    Which one is the best?

    (1) Beauties bath in public for shop debut

    (2) Bathing show of beauties for store debut

    (3) Chicks show off their showers in the open on the opening ceremony.

    (4) On business opening day, beauties were hired to take shower for attraction on the street in the day.
    Best for what? The first two look like news story headlines (by "bath" I think you mean "bathe" btw), the third looks like it could be a caption (albeit one that is somewhat ungrammatical) to a photo in such a news story, and the last one looks like it might be a sentence (also somewhat ungrammatical) taken from the story that follows. These (news story headline, photo caption, news story) are three quite different functional genre in English and the grammar of each is idiosyncratic.

    As it stands, your question doesn't make any sense.

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    Re: Which one is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by wunaide
    As it stands, your question doesn't make any sense.
    Ouch

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    Re: Which one is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by wunaide
    As it stands, your question doesn't make any sense.
    Ouch
    I wasn't trying to cause you any pain Cas! New Hope may as well have asked

    Which one is best?

    (i) Close the door when you come into the room.
    (ii) I closed the room when I came into the room.

    and my answer would have been along the same lines. My (i) would be useful if you wanted to tell someone what to do (Procedural genre - Imperative Mood), while my (ii) would be useful if you wanted to tell someone about something that had happened (Recount genre - Declarative Mood). Neither is "better" than the other! You can't compare apples and oranges - you need to establish exactly what kind of fruit you're trying to grow first.

    As is the case with the 3 different genre in NewHope's example, each of my examples has an idiosyncratic grammar that is important in the expression and divination of meaning.

    Thus if New Hope was going to write a headline to a news story her/his (i) or (ii) would be along the lines of what is regarded as standard structure for that particular genre, (iii) along the lines of the same for a photo caption and (iv) along the lines of a sentence from the body of the story.

    Still need a tissue?

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    Re: Which one is the best?

    Quote Originally Posted by wunaide
    ... if New Hope were going to write a headline to a news story, her/his (i) or (ii) would be along the lines of what is regarded as standard structure for that particular genre, (iii) along the lines of the same for a photo caption and (iv) along the lines of a sentence from the body of the story.
    Now there's an explanation that not only enlightens, it celebrates, too.

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