This looks a lot like a sentence on the Yahoo! front page. It just doesn’t make a lot of sense, what with the missing word or words:
Want to know what to give Mom this Mother’s Day? How about starting with a capital letter and avoiding this mistake on yahoo.com:
There seems to be some confusion at Yahoo! when it comes to words like mother, mom, father, and dad. When should they be capitalized and when are they just a common noun? Here’s a simple answer: If it’s preceded by an adjective (including the articles a and the), it’s a common noun:
Aaron Moorhead is a cinematographer, director, and actor as well as an assistant coach for Texas A & M football. Surprising, no? It’s probably even more surprising for Aaron Moorehead, who is coincidentally, also an
Aggies assistant football coach. Imagine the reaction from both Aarons when they read this on yahoo.com:
It looks like someone at yahoo.com made an adaptation of adaptation, or just chose to use the less common adaption:
Some dictionaries don’t recognize adaption as a legitimate word. Others cite adaption as a variation of the preferred adaptation. Are they both correct? According to Grammarist:
… the longer word, adaptation, is preferred by most publications and is much more common. Adaption is not completely absent, but it usually gives way to the longer form in edited writing.
Aha! The word adaptation is the preferred option in edited writing. That explains why adaption appears on Yahoo!.