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    reading headlines

    Hi,

    Is there a verb / phrase to describe the activity of only reading the hedlines in newsapers? I mean just when people go through the headlines.

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    Re: reading headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Hi,

    Is there a verb / phrase to describe the activity of only reading the hedlines in newsapers? I mean just when people go through the headlines.
    You can "skim the headlines". You can also 'skim' a newspaper, but that doesn't confine you to headlines.

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    Re: reading headlines

    You can say 'scan the headlines' or 'glance at the headlines'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 26-Jul-2013 at 08:19.

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    Re: reading headlines

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Hi,

    Is there a verb/phrase to describe the activity of only reading the headlines in newspapers? I mean just when people just go through the headlines.
    Note my corrections to your post. Be careful with your spelling - it's clear that you know how to spell "headlines" and "newspapers" correctly but you have simply been careless when typing.

    Also note that we don't put a space either side of a "slash" so it's "verb/phrase" not "verb / phrase".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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