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    #1

    strike called off

    I read I a newspaper where it was mentioned as- strike called off.
    But as far as I know it should be -strike has been called off.
    Can you please explain how is it grammatical?
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    Re: strike called off

    Was it a headline?
    Headlines often use abbreviated forms, omitting helping verbs and articles, etc.
    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: strike called off

    Oh ok.. yes it was a headline.

    Thanks

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