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    what is the differences between the two statements?

    Hi all..

    This is my first threat. I have a question, what is the differences of the meaning for the two following statements:

    60 people have been killed today, and
    60 people killed today

    Does the meaning is the same? if not, what is the different?

    Thank in advanced.

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    Re: what is the differences between the two statements?

    This is your first thread.

    The second one is not really an English sentence. (But it might work for a headline.)


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    Re: what is the differences between the two statements?

    Quote Originally Posted by khaled Alhashash View Post
    Hi all..

    This is my first thread. I have a question: What is the difference in the meanings of the two following statements?

    60 people have been killed today, and
    60 people killed today

    Are the meanings Does the meaning is the same? If not, what is the difference?

    Thanks in advanced.
    Note that "have been killed today" means that "today" is still going on. If it is the end of the day, then "were killed" would be the right tense.
    I agree that the second one sounds like a headline, so you would need to use capital letters, as a headline does: 60 People Killed Today
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: what is the differences between the two statements?

    I try not to work too hard in response to first posts (because there is often not a second). However, if that was the first threat, should we expect more?


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