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    Is it grammatical to write sentence like "News was released about the ~"

    "News was released about the hostage." This is quite confusing sentence. And it feels quite strange to me.
    I think the sentence is talking information(news) about the hostage.
    But is it grammatical to write sentence like "News was released about the ~"?

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    Re: Is it grammatical to write sentence like "News was released about the ~"

    It sounds perfectly natural to me. The word "news" is a very specific one, it does not just mean "information".

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    Re: Is it grammatical to write sentence like "News was released about the ~"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It sounds perfectly natural to me. The word "news" is a very specific one, it does not just mean "information".
    Is it correct if I understand the sentence "News was released about the hostage." means "News about the hostage was released."?

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    Re: Is it grammatical to write sentence like "News was released about the ~"

    Yes.

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