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    As a title 'Scampy shags a bird' can be construed as being past tense.

    e.g.
    'Friendly Fire kills more Tommies' (title)
    Yesterday, yet more British soldiers were killed by ....

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    I have great experience in this matter, and it's very important to choose the right kind of bird.....Not all are useful in this experiment...I tried with an eagle once, and that did not turn out pretty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallowspole View Post
    As a title 'Scampy shags a bird' can be construed as being past tense.

    e.g.
    'Friendly Fire kills more Tommies' (title)
    Yesterday, yet more British soldiers were killed by ....
    The verb is still in the present tense, irrespective of whether it refers to an action in the past or not. There is a difference.

    Sheesh.

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    So if you saw a headline:

    "Bomb kills 10"

    Do you think the bomb just went off as you are reading it?

    Sheeesh.

    BTW - what part of 'construed' don't you understand?
    Last edited by Gallowspole; 13-06-2008 at 05:52 PM.

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    Poor dear, Scamps, his sex life is just sooooo Boring that a thread on the subject evolves into English lessons.

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