and has passport confiscated


Senior Member
Persian, Iran

There is news in the internet about the detention of Katie Hopkins in South Africa which I haven't still read it :D

I've seen the following headline and wondered if Hopkins asked the police to confiscate her passport? :eek: I think she isn't such a fool to do that. It maybe a rule in English to write sentences for headlines like below. I don't know, would you please explain it?

Katie Hopkins detained by cops in South Africa and has passport confiscated for 'spreading racial hatred'
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    Senior Member
    English - England
    It means "and has her passport confiscated". "Her" is omitted for reasons of space; this type of thing is typical of headlines. You're right: She didn't ask the police to confiscate it.

    (Cross-posted; I agree with Barque)
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