Which words are omitted? (part 1)
Which words are omitted? (part 2)
True or False
Misc.

100

My dreams had no end that night; my delight no limit.
Answer is, "had" between "delight" and "no"

100

True stories deal with hunger, imaginary ones with love.
"deal" is omitted between "ones" and "with"

100

Ellipsis is a noun
TRUE

100

How do you pronounce ellipsis?
E-LIP-SIS (that one was a freebee)

200

I love coffee; my spouse, soda.
"loves" between "spouse" and "soda"

200

If rainy, bring an umbrella
"it is" is omitted between "if" and "Rainy." "you" is omitted between "," and "bring"

200

the plural of ellipsis is ellipsises
FALSE (ellipses)

200

What is the etymology of ellipsis?
Latin (1560)

300

“Begin when ready”
"you are" between "when" and "ready"

300

Some people prefer cats; others, dogs
"prefer" is omitted between "others" and "dogs"

300

Most of the time, authors use ellipsis to make what they're writing shorter
FALSE

300

Which one is an ellipsis? A) She can help with the housework; Nancy can, too. B) She can; Nancy can help with the housework, too.
A)

400

If possible, come early.
If (it is) possible, (you) come early.

400

Would you want to say that to me, or would I to you.
"want to say that" between "I" and "to" in the second clause.

400

ellipsis is frequently used in colloquial speaking
TRUE

400

BONUS!!! Make your own ellipsis.
answers may vary

500

"There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them." (Virginia Woolf)
"that wear" between "we" and "them" in the second clause.

500

In Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio asks Romeo's father and mother if they know the problem that is bothering their son. Romeo's father answers: “I neither know nor can learn of” (Romeo and Juliet I,i).
"It" is omitted between "know" and "nor". "him" is omitted after "of"

500

in ellipsis, you cannot omit nine words in a phrase
FALSE (There is no limit to the amount of words omitted)

500

What could you take out to make it an ellipsis? Red light means stop; a green light means go
"means" from the second clause