ellipsis

[ UK /ɪlˈɪpsɪs/ ]
NOUN
  1. omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
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How To Use ellipsis In A Sentence

  • Many proverbs use alliteration: "Many a mickle (little) makes a muckle (lot)," rhyme: "Man proposes, God disposes," parallelism: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained," ellipsis: "First come, first served," etc. The Nature Of Proverbs
  • One of the most abused punctuation in casual English is perhaps the ellipsis.
  • Indeed, due to her ellipsis, instead of remarking on Lisa's masochistic lunacy, we see her faith justified, because this is her proof of her love.
  • Then the numbers 1, 11, 2,…, where the ellipsis are filled by a sequence of 1's as needed, solves the puzzle.
  • This sounds impressive, but one of the examples my ellipsis hides is ‘birds flying through trees.’
  • Idioms reserve some special grammars used in ancient Chinese such as word flexible use, anastrophe and ellipsis which are different from modern Chinese.
  • Genuine VP ellipsis construction does not exist in English.
  • They are great figures of speech as worthy as simile, metaphor, ellipsis, alliteration, polysyndeton, syndoche of part or whole and a hundred others that we use every day. Conversing With the Right
  • If an ellipsis is used between sentences, four periods are keyboarded, with no space before the first period.
  • Genuine VP ellipsis construction does not exist in English.
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