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    Question Is it inverted sentence

    Is it inverted sentence below? Why don't "spontaneously explodes" follow "to" , İt is on the contrary?

    Flagship phone that spontaneously explodes to be globally recalled, reports say
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    Re: Is it inverted sentence

    I can't identify your question.

    That sentence is a news headline. News headlines often do not follow traditional grammar rules so they can be difficult to understand.

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    Re: Is it inverted sentence

    It means "A manufacturer's important new phone that has suffered spontaneous explosions is going to be recalled in every country it's been sold in."

    There's no inversion. It's typical headline English.
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    Re: Is it inverted sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It means "A manufacturer's important new phone that has suffered spontaneous explosions is going to be recalled in every country it's been sold in."

    There's no inversion. It's typical headline English.
    It's mean ok, i mean, does it have to be " globally recalled to be spontaneously explodes" in the form of traditional grammar rules.

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    Re: Is it inverted sentence

    No. Your version doesn't make sense. It's not being globally recalled so that it explodes. It means that there have been instances already of the phone (battery) exploding and, as a result, all the phones are being recalled.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is it inverted sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Schopenhauer View Post
    It's mean ok, i mean, does it have to be " globally recalled to be spontaneously explodes" in the form of traditional grammar rules.
    Here's the headline with the missing words filled in:

    A flagship phone that spontaneously explodes is going to be globally recalled, reports say.
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