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Which of the above sentences structure is correct? These are complete sentences, another title to a photograph. Do any of them sound English?

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  • It depends a bit on what you mean. Both might work. The first has the sense that the city is having a meeting and specifically inviting young tourists. The second has the sense that the young tourists (who are in a given city) are having a meeting. Neither one is a sentence though, in the sense of having some sort of subject and some sort of action.
    – user114352
    Commented May 4, 2020 at 15:27
  • Thank you! Absolutely clear and very helpful. I understand that the sentences are grammatically incomplete, but could they be used in this form as a title?
    – Oleg
    Commented May 4, 2020 at 16:31

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The senses of both sentences are a bit different.

Participants of the city meeting of young tourists has the sense that the city is having a meeting and specifically inviting young tourists.

The "city to meeting" connection could be strengthened/emphasized: Participants of the city's meeting of young tourists if you want to do that.

Participants of the young tourists city meeting has the sense that the young tourists (who are in a given city) are having a meeting.

You might more emphasize that this meeting belongs to or is organized by the tourists: Participants of the young tourists' city meeting (adding the possessive).

Neither one is a sentence, in the sense of having some sort of subject and some sort of action.

Yes, they could be used in this form as a title - a bit wordy for a newspaper article though! (not that you are doing a newspaper article, but it does sound a bit like that).

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  • Thanks a lot! I'm translating titles to a photographs from Russian, and Russian is about 30% more wordy than English. So I'm a bit pressed by the original text. :)
    – Oleg
    Commented May 4, 2020 at 17:12
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    Participants in would be better. Commented May 5, 2020 at 8:35
  • @Kate Maybe it's more common too. Thank you.
    – Oleg
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 10:56
  • @KateBunting is quite right. Participants in would be better.
    – user114352
    Commented May 5, 2020 at 11:54

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