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    "EU defends women on boards plans" -- a good headline?

    Just wondering if any non-AmE speakers have any comment on whether this headline is grammatical.... To my ears it is odd and actually difficult to parse.

    BBC News - EU defends women on boards plans

    I'm wondering if it's just me, if it's a regional difference, or whether any British speakers also find it oddly constructed. Many thanks.

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    Re: "EU defends women on boards plans" -- a good headline?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Just wondering if any non-AmE speakers have any comment on whether this headline is grammatical.... To my ears it is odd and actually difficult to parse.

    BBC News - EU defends women on boards plans

    I'm wondering if it's just me, if it's a regional difference, or whether any British speakers also find it oddly constructed. Many thanks.
    I find it odd.

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    Re: "EU defends women on boards plans" -- a good headline?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I find it odd.
    I (a speaker of BrE) have rarely attempted to seriously analyse or justify headlines. I find that one no more odd than many others I have seen and heard.

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