Titled or entitled

Titled or entitled

Which is correct?

A)    “She became very famous with one of her songs which entitled Courage”.

B)    “She became very famous with one of her songs which titled Courage”.

C)   “She became very famous with one of her songs entitled Courage”.  

Answer C is correct

The verbs “entitle” and “title” can both be used to mean “give a book, film, song, etc. a title”.

“Entitle” has another meaning as well, but it is not relevant here. These verbs are usually used in their passive forms, i.e. “is/are/was/were entitled”.

The choice of the verb entitled” in sentence ‘A’ is correct, but since the used of a relative pronoun “which” with it, it should be written the relative clause in full,

 i.e. “She became very famous with one of her songs which is entitled Courage”. The addition of “is” would make her sentence a correct sentence.

However, the sentence can be shortened by using a reduced relative clause, which means leaving out “which is” and using only the past participle “entitled”, to make the sentence:

“She became very famous with one of her songs entitled Courage”.

“Titled” can also be used in place of “entitled”.

 

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