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Theresa May to press Trump at G7 to reverse metal tariffs .

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The first "to" is vague for me but second "to" would mean "in the means of". So, I would be glad for some help !

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I think that it is an stylistic resource used by journalists.

Headlinese [wikipedia]

Headlinese is an abbreviated form of news writing style used in newspaper headlines. Because space is limited, headlines are written in a compressed telegraphic style, using special syntactic conventions, including:


  • Most verbs are in the simple present tense, e.g. "Governor signs bill", while the future is expressed by an infinitive, with to followed by a verb, as in "Governor to sign bill".

In your case

Theresa May (is going) to press Trump at G7 to reverse metal tariffs .

  • Is it acceptable using such style out of news ?( because I'm not journalist!) – Abbas Jun 2 '18 at 16:08
  • @Abbas It's not gramatically correct. It may be used to ressemble that style in literature. – RubioRic Jun 2 '18 at 16:11
  • There's some style in literature which is gramatically wrong? – Abbas Jun 2 '18 at 16:21
  • @Abbas If a novel's main character is a journalist, he's thoughts may be shown as headlines, for example. And poetry does not follow grammatical rules always. That's what I mean. – RubioRic Jun 2 '18 at 16:36

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