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    Headline

    Dear teachers,
    Has the comma been used correctly in the following headline? If yes, what is its function?
    EU, Still Iran's Trade Partner
    Thanks

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    Re: Headline

    There are three things (and probably more) you should never look to for good English.

    They are:

    • song lyrics
    • newspaper headlines
    • TV series

    In your example, the comma is used to create a pause after "EU". It serves no purpose other than to create the illusion that if spoken, there might be a period after European Union.

    John

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    Re: Headline

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    There are three things (and probably more) you should never look to for good English.

    • song lyrics
    • newspaper headlines
    • TV series
    • So true. I would add: blogs, text messages, and an enormous numbers of things you find on the internet.

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