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    said Friday

    Dear experts,

    It's a very interesting sentence. But I don't know what means 'said Friday'. There is no newspaper or magazine named Friday. Another guess is that I deal with a day of a week. Anyway, a preposition is missing. Check this out:

    'BAGHDAD - A huge bomb explosion followed by a hail of gunfire and grenades killed five U.S. soldiers, the military said Friday.'

    Thank you in advance,

    Olga
    Last edited by PINKGREAT; 30-Jun-2007 at 02:53.

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    Re: said Friday

    Yes, a preposition is missing. The meaning is, '..the military said on Friday.'

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    Re: said Friday

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: said Friday

    Additionally, it's an example of telegraphic speech.
    Telegraphic expressions are commonly used as newspaper headlines, as bulleted lists in presentations, or any other place where brevity may be desired. A telegraphic expression is speech that is limited in meaning and produced without inflections or function words.
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