"Local port authority sends out anti-pollution craft in case there is any escape of oil."
I read a sentance on a slide. I just wonder why the nounphrases "Local port authority" and "anti-pollution craft" are without puting any article before them, or showing plural "s" after them?
Normally, there would be an article or some sort of determiner before both. When writing for a headline or caption some words are often deleted for brevity. They are also usually written in the present tense, even though it happened in the past.
When craft means a ship or some sort of vessel, the plural is craft.
When craft means an art or skill, the plural is crafts.
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