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    ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN..

    The headline is as usual as incomplete in grammar.

    Does "ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING" mean " ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ARE FRUSTRATED BY TRUMP WHO IS UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING"?


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    Re: ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN..

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    The headline, is as usual, as incomplete in grammar. doesn't use standard grammar.

    Does "ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING" mean " ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ARE FRUSTRATED BY TRUMP WHO IS UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN ELECTION MEDDLING"?


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    Your understanding is correct although I would use "Administration officials are frustrated that Trump is/seems unconcerned with Russian election meddling".

    In future, please don't post titles and posts in all capital letters (even if the original you are quoting was written that way). It makes posts hard to read.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN..

    Writing things in capital letters is called shouting and is hard to read.

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    Re: ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN..

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    In future, please don't post titles and posts in all capital letters (even if the original you are quoting was written that way). It makes posts hard to read.

    Yes, I will.

    Does this also mean that native English speakers have more or less difficulty in reading sentences which are all capital letters?

    In that case, it would be a relief to me: because I am not as fluent as usual in read all capitalised texts.
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    Re: ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN..

    We reserve capital letters for proper nouns, the first letter of a sentence, the word "I", initials and when we really want to add emphasis. As Tdol said, it's the written equivalent of shouting.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: ADMIN OFFICIALS FRUSTRATED TRUMP UNCONCERNED WITH RUSSIAN..

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodTaste View Post
    Does this also mean that native English speakers have more or less difficulty in reading sentences which are all capital letters?
    Yes, we do. IT companies have been criticised for using capital letters in software agreements for this reason.

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