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

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

100

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

100

TRUE
Ellipsis is a noun

100

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

200

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

200

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

200

FALSE (ellipses)
the plural of ellipsis is ellipsises

200

Latin (1560)
What is the etymology of ellipsis?

300

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

300

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

300

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

300

A)
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.

400

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

400

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

400

TRUE
ellipsis is frequently used in colloquial speaking

400

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

500

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

500

"It" is omitted between "know" and "nor". "him" is omitted after "of"
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).

500

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

500

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

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