I just have read on internet this headline:

President Biden to defend Afghanistan policy in national address

I guess this 'subject+to+verb' structure is an uncommon form of the infinite to express something like: an authority is going to talk soon defending the policy ('defending' in this case)... , am I right? is this form only used in written formal English? the subject must be an authority? does the subject in this form always go without article?

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    Headlines frequently omit words to save space. Do NOT use them to learn English. Undoubtedly, the word “plans” was omitted. This headline is not grammatical. Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 20:50
  • @Juhasz thanks!! I hadn't seen that post :) how can I close this one?
    – jmann
    Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 21:05
  • I'm actually not sure. There's some way that you can delete your own question, if you want. Otherwise, I think a moderator can "close" it. But that might require more close votes. You probably don't need to take any action.
    – Juhasz
    Commented Aug 31, 2021 at 21:15


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