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Please help me understand how "commit suicide" is used in a sentence. Sometimes I see news headlines "man commits suicide after being bullied" and "man committed suicide after being bullied"..
Which is correct?
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Sorry I was being lazy. Info. updated.
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Headlines often use the present tense for recent events- it's more vivid and usually takes up less space on the page.