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    Cool tag

    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    A tag of all the teams is included in the magazine.

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    #2

    Re: tag

    What is a tag? How is there one of all the teams?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Cool Re: tag

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    What is a tag? How is there one of all the teams?
    Maybe 'sticker' is better???

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    Re: tag

    We need more context, bieasy.

    Tell us in more detail what you want to say.

    Rover

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    Re: tag

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    A tag of all the teams is included in the magazine.
    Newspapers that do this [that is, what I think is going on] typically say something like 'Today's magazine features a full breakdown of all the players'. Is that what you mean?

    Informally, colloquially, this might be called a 'crib': 'Pass me the Times - I think there's a World Cup crib in it this week.'

    (The word 'tag' seems to have been monopolized by Facebook! The words 'You have been tagged' used to mean 'a physical means of identification has been attached to you' [unless you were playing Tag]. Now it means 'someone has marked a photograph with your name']

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    Re: tag

    Thanks Bob. I would never have known that!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: tag

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Newspapers that do this [that is, what I think is going on] typically say something like 'Today's magazine features a full breakdown of all the players'. Is that what you mean?

    Informally, colloquially, this might be called a 'crib': 'Pass me the Times - I think there's a World Cup crib in it this week.'

    (The word 'tag' seems to have been monopolized by Facebook! The words 'You have been tagged' used to mean 'a physical means of identification has been attached to you' [unless you were playing Tag]. Now it means 'someone has marked a photograph with your name']

    b
    In IT, the term 'tag' often refers to metadata, normally invisible, which describes what kind of data something is in human terms. An example would be the html tag <I> which means italics begin here. Another example: <link rel="author">Shakespeare</a> tells the computer that the string Shakespeare will be seen as an author type bit of data.

    Facebook uses tags to identify photos in human terms as well.

    I'm not sure about journalism or the use in the example.

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