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    Obama says U.S. will move to isolate Iran; Khamenei says West spreads ‘Iranophobia’


    An alleged Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States will prompt Washington to apply the toughest possible sanctions to further isolate Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday, as Iran’s supreme leader said that the West is trying but failing to instill “Iranophobia.”

    why the writer although he used present simple in the article subject, he used past simple in the paragraph? ( correct me please if i formulated this Q incorrectly )

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    Re: Present simple when I read News

    [QUOTE=binsadan;811420]


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I love journalism, so may I please contribute to this thread?

    (2) The teachers will explain to you the grammatical reasons.

    (3) I just wanted to stress the fact that newspapers usually use the

    present tense in headlines.

    (4) A newspaper is not a history book. It reports what happened in the last

    24 hours. And websites are continually updating. So they tell us what has happened

    5 minutes ago or this very second. The present tense gives the reader the feeling that

    something has just happened.

    (5) Headline: BIBSADIN POSTS QUESTION; SEEKS ANSWER

    Bibsadin, an excellent student, posted a question today on usingenglish.com. He
    sought the answer to a very confusing matter about the use of tenses in newspapers.

    (6) Here are some headlines from my local newspaper today:

    Underground loans rock [name of country] city

    Airplane crash leaves 28 dead

    Blasts in capital kill 17, injure 50

    Probation chief [his name] resigns

    Drone strike reportedly kills a top militant

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    Re: Present simple when I read News

    This teacher feels that there is no need to add to TheParser's comprehensive response.

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    Re: Present simple when I read News

    [QUOTE=binsadan;811420]

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) I have been able to find an excellent explanation for you.

    (2) It comes from the very famous and respected British Broadcasting Corporation.

    (3) Please google these words:

    BBC World Service Why do newspapers use the present tense

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