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Recently, I gained a few knowledge in learning news English.

The tense used in the news headlines is very different from the tense in general English.

Take the following news as an example :

The headline is

Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun breaks world record

According to the description of the news content, it stated about what happened in the past.

So the correct writing of this headline should be this:

Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun broke the world record

news source   https://chinapost.nownews.com/20170822-195

This is a special usage of news English.

I am happy to know it .

3 Responses so far.

  1. 龙飞虎 Chris说道:

    Thanks for this.

    Why do you think the writer used “breaks” and not “broke”?

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