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    "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    My friend suggested me this title for a news-letter and it sounds not really right to me. Could any native speaker please suggest me another title with the same meaning with "Kick off the pro-poor policy"?

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    You are in favor of poverty?

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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You are in favor of poverty?
    Thank you, but I just want to have a state with the same order above. I think native speaker won't use the word "kick off" for a policy. May I use the word "start up"?

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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    Perhaps you'd like to say, in different words, what message you are trying to convey. It's not clear from the words you have used.


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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Perhaps you'd like to say, in different words, what message you are trying to convey.
    Hi, actually I want to say something like: "Start a policy for poor people" but in a news or newsletter title style.

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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    Pro-poor policy kicks off.

    I am not a lover of headline language, but this is the sort of thing that appears.

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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Pro-poor policy kicks off.

    I am not a lover of headline language, but this is the sort of thing that appears.
    Thank you very much, it really helps me out. So as I understand after your post, people don't prefer to start with a verb in headline language, do they?

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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    Starting with the verb makes it seem like a command, like you are ordering someone to kick off the policy. I think you are saying the policy has recently or will soon be kicked off.

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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Starting with the verb makes it seem like a command, like you are ordering someone to kick off the policy. I think you are saying the policy has recently or will soon be kicked off.
    I agree - and it sounds to me as if 'kick off' here implies 'kick out, dismiss'.

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    Re: "Kick off the pro-poor policy" Does it make any sense to you?

    The next question was about a different headline, so I have moved it to a new thread.

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